Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Dolphin Tale is a movie that was based on a real life story about Winter the Dolphin. You can go visit Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium . Winter and her friends are located just 90 minutes from Orlando.
You get the pleasure of seeing the aquarium and then you can go to where the movie Dolphin Tale was filmed. You can walk through the Dolphin Tale set. It is pretty neat. The kids enjoyed it and my husband and myself were pretty amazed by how realistic it was. They were a little scared when they walked through the trailer that depicted the storm otherwise it was not at all scary.
The combination of entertainment and education was amazing. We left with a sense of understanding and purpose. The staff was helpful and the activities and experiences were well labeled and well attended.
The image above is of Winter the dolphin on the float that it uses when it needs a rest. The kids liked seeing the flipper that winter uses when she swims. They really were excited to learn how the flipper worked and how Winter came to require the flipper. We hadn’t watched the movie prior to visiting the Marine Aquarium but we did so soon after.
The movie was really wonderful and I suggest watching it anytime.
This is the pelican that was featured in the movie. The children had never seen one before so this was a huge treat to them.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a great place for an educational experience. It features live animal shows, movie sets, and hands on experiences. This is a great place to talk to your children about disabilities and how humans adversely impact their environment and what we can do about it.
You can also see Winter the dolphin