November 19, 2018

Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans

BY JOSH BOATWRIGHT

— When Clearwater Marine Aquarium officials said they would cut costs significantly for a new downtown facility originally estimated at $160 million, they really meant it.

The price tag for final plans released Friday is $68 million for an attraction that will bring visitors behind the scenes of the aquarium’s marine rehab program made famous in the family film Dolphin Tale.