Ever wondered what it’s like to swim with whales? CMA is excited to invite you to visit our fully immersive VR theater on your next visit! Dive into this fun and educational undersea virtual reality experience.
Experience more at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with VR Experiences included with admission when you visit now!*
*Free VR offer subject to change and limited by available capacity daily. Only available onsite with admission. First come, first served. Please request VR tickets at Ticketing, Guest Services or VR Theater Counter. Min. height required: 40 inches. Children 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
Winter the Dolphin was unlike any other. Winter has encouraged millions around the world through her remarkable rescue story. We want to honor her spirit and legacy by continuing to share her story. Whether you have visited CMA before and met Winter or always wanted to meet Winter, you now have the opportunity to experience our tribute to her. The VR musical experience will feature her song “In Our Hearts, You’ll Be” by Stephen Page. CMA’s Virtual Reality Theater is an immersive experience that features state-of-the-art, motion platform VR technology that transports guests into a unique experience. This Winter VR Experience is included free with your VR program.
The special experience will be available every day during regular operating hours at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Visitor Center on the 4th level exhibit floor.
VR Experiences are now included with admission! The VR Remembering Winter Experience is also included with all VR programs.
Free VR offer subject to change and limited by available capacity daily. Only available onsite with admission. First come, first served. Please request VR tickets at Ticketing, Guest Services or VR Theater Counter.
You do not need a reservation. The VR Dive runs approximately every 12 min and can be booked onsite without a reservation.
This virtual reality ride has intense back and forth and side to side motion of the seats and is not recommended for anyone with the following conditions:
- Expectant Mothers
- Recent Surgery or Illness
- Heart Conditions
- Neck, back or bone conditions
- High Blood Pressure or Aneurysms
- Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
For your safety, you should be in good health to ride. Only you know your physical conditions or limitations. if you suspect your health may be at risk for any reason, or you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, please do not ride.
VR dive goggles are sanitized in a UV light machine after each viewing.
Min. height required: 40 inches. Children 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
Max. weight: 300 pounds per seat.
Swimming With Whales VR
For those who want to truly immerse themselves in the world of whales, guests have the opportunity to dive right in and look at humpback whales, and other underwater wildlife, with the Undersea Virtual Theater. This immersive experience center features state-of-the-art, motion platform VR technology that transports guests to the ocean’s depths.
These experiences, created by an Emmy Award- winning documentary team, present live-action educational and adventurous content guided by marine biologists and wildlife experts. With a mission to support marine conservation through the creation of engaging events, “Undersea Explorer” features cutting-edge technology syncing 360-degree stereoscopic VR with dynamic motion seating for the ultimate below-the-sea adventure. VR dive goggles are sanitized in a UV light machine after each viewing.
VR Experiences are now included with admission!
Member Access All Year!
Members will have access to experience new virtual reality experiences at a discounted rate throughout the year! Learn more on how to become a CMA Member and receive exclusive news and access!