CLEARWATER, FL (Aug. 28, 2023) – Clearwater Marine Aquarium will close early today at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 and will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29-30 due to Hurricane Idalia.
In preparation for this storm’s landfall, CMA teams have been diligently preparing the building to protect resident animals from the storm. Hurricane shutters are in place, generators are ready, food has been prepared, and a hurricane ride-out team is in place.
We appreciate your support during this time and will update you as needed during this weather event.
Media Contact: Marsha Strickhouser, mstrickhouser@CMAquarium.org, (727) 242-0770
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, a nurse shark and more. Winter the dolphin’s story of survival, after an injury that caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. Major motion picture Dolphin Tale (2011) features Winter’s story and its sequel Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. Through Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, CMA conducts important global research focused on protecting manatees, right whales and sea turtles. The mission and potential to change people’s lives differentiates Clearwater Marine Aquarium from any other aquarium in the world. cmaquarium.org
We believe in preserving our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation.
A Florida non-profit 501(c)(3) organization