- November 5, 2019
CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has officially opened its new viewing areas and guest experiences as part of an ongoing $80 million expansion at the attraction’s Ruth & J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex, home to rescued bottlenose dolphins Winter, Hope, PJ, Nicholas and Hemingway.
According to a press release, the CMA now boasts five times the amount of guest space. Visitors can enjoy a new retail area, cafe, enhanced ticketing experience and above-water viewing terrace at the dolphin habitats.
"We're proud to be a community asset for the Tampa Bay region," CEO Frank Dame states in the release. "This unveiling is just the beginning. We will continue to add new exhibits and experiences to delight and surprise our guests giving you a reason to keep coming back to see what's new at Clearwater Marine Aquarium."
The expansion project also includes a new 1.5 million-gallon dolphin habitat that was unveiled in July. The CMA also recently opened Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club on Clearwater Beach.