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Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Exciting 'Rising Tides' Expansion Plans

February 15, 2024

Prepare to embark on an oceanic adventure like never before as Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) unveils its latest expansions, promising an immersive experience that blends education, conservation, and unforgettable encounters with marine life.

A Sanctuary for Manatees: Spring 2024 Grand Opening

Spring 2024 marks a monumental milestone for CMA with the grand opening of the Manatee Rehabilitation Center. This state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of these gentle giants, providing a safe haven for injured or orphaned manatees. Witness the incredible work being done to rescue, rehabilitate, and release these majestic creatures back into their natural habitat. You'll also be able to learn about the vital role they play in our marine ecosystem.

Expanding Horizons: Increasing Overall Capacity

As part of their commitment to conservation, CMA is expanding its overall capacity to welcome even more marine ambassadors into their care. From playful sea lions to graceful sharks and captivating penguins, their diverse cast of residents offers a glimpse into the wonders of the ocean and the importance of protecting marine life for future generations.

Lifesaving Care: Animal Hospital Expansions

Another part of the 'Rising Tides' plans is an expanded animal hospital. With enhanced facilities and a team of dedicated veterinary experts, CMA is at the forefront of life-saving care and groundbreaking research. The project will include innovative techniques to protect marine life, and guests will witness firsthand the incredible work being done to ensure the health and well-being of our marine patients.

Immerse Yourself in Discovery: New Guest Experiences

Guests will also be able to dive into a world of discovery with Clearwater Marine Aquarium's new immersive guest experiences, designed to captivate audiences of all ages. From interactive exhibits to hands-on activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy at CMA. Whether you're exploring the new state-of-the-art theater or getting up close and personal with marine residents, every visit promises an unforgettable adventure that inspires a deeper connection to the ocean and its inhabitants.

Plan Your Oceanic Adventure Today

With their commitment to conservation, dedication to animal welfare, and immersive guest experiences, Clearwater Marine Aquarium invites you to join them in protecting marine life and preserving our oceans for generations to come. Learn more about all the upcoming expansions here:

Header image Courtesy of Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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