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Greater Cleveland Aquarium


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2000 Sycamore St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

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Greater Cleveland Aquarium


(??.? miles from you)

2000 Sycamore St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Located on the western edge of downtown Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Distressed brick walls, exposed ductwork, and reimagined coal chutes juxtapose Northeast Oh

Be transported by the immersive galleries and go from local waterways to faraway oceans. Many exhibits are freestanding and offer 180- to 360-degree views perfect for little ones. Highlights include touching stingrays in an 11,000-gallon touch pool or walking in a 175-foot underwater sea tube through a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. 

See scuba divers at work exhibit feedings and pop-up outreach animal encounters throughout the day. In addition, the Aquarium offers live and interactive Educator-led online programming if you can't visit. 

If your family would enjoy seeing a sea star's tiny tube feet in action, watching a garden eel retreat into its burrow, counting the suckers on the arm of an octopus, or examining the toothy grin of a sand tiger shark gliding overhead, take a closer look at Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Nature. It's a curious thing.

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Why You Should Go...

Located on the western edge of downtown Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Distressed brick walls, exposed ductwork, and reimagined coal chutes juxtapose Northeast Ohio's industrial past with the Aquarium's conservation focus.

Be transported by the immersive galleries and go from local waterways to faraway oceans. Many exhibits are freestanding and offer 180- to 360-degree views perfect for little ones. Highlights include touching stingrays in an 11,000-gallon touch pool or walking in a 175-foot underwater sea tube through a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. 

See scuba divers at work exhibit feedings and pop-up outreach animal encounters throughout the day. In addition, the Aquarium offers live and interactive Educator-led online programming if you can't visit. 

If your family would enjoy seeing a sea star's tiny tube feet in action, watching a garden eel retreat into its burrow, counting the suckers on the arm of an octopus, or examining the toothy grin of a sand tiger shark gliding overhead, take a closer look at Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Nature. It's a curious thing.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Now. Opens 10:00 AM

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Gift Shop

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

The Aquarium is open daily, and advance tickets are encouraged. Guests can secure an arrival time by visiting the "Plan Your Visit" tab on the website or by calling 216.862.8803.

With 3,600 animals representing more than 250 species, the Aquarium features both Northeast Ohio freshwater animals and saltwater fish from around the globe.

For the animals' comfort and safety, no flash photography is allowed. Flash-free pictures and selfies are more than welcome.

Fun Facts

Greater Cleveland Aquarium is one of about 12 facilities in the world to have experience the birth of weedy seadragons.

The first time the Aquarium filled its 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, it took 12 hours.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium celebrated its 10th anniversary in January of 2022.

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Why You Should Go...

Located on the western edge of downtown Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Distressed brick walls, exposed ductwork, and reimagined coal chutes juxtapose Northeast Ohio's industrial past with the Aquarium's conservation focus.

Be transported by the immersive galleries and go from local waterways to faraway oceans. Many exhibits are freestanding and offer 180- to 360-degree views perfect for little ones. Highlights include touching stingrays in an 11,000-gallon touch pool or walking in a 175-foot underwater sea tube through a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. 

See scuba divers at work exhibit feedings and pop-up outreach animal encounters throughout the day. In addition, the Aquarium offers live and interactive Educator-led online programming if you can't visit. 

If your family would enjoy seeing a sea star's tiny tube feet in action, watching a garden eel retreat into its burrow, counting the suckers on the arm of an octopus, or examining the toothy grin of a sand tiger shark gliding overhead, take a closer look at Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Nature. It's a curious thing.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Now. Opens 10:00 AM

10:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Gift Shop

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    Spring Discovery Days
    While the ragged-tooth sandtiger sharks gliding through the 230,000-gallon shark habitat are always going to make a big impression, during Spring Discovery Days Greater Cleveland Aquarium invites appreciate the little things in life with contests, daily animal encounters and activities focused on smaller species. On Thursdays, March 16, 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13 from 11am – 3pm, Northeast Ohio traveling animal educator Nora the Explorer will teach guests about some remarkable little critters!

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Insider Info

The Aquarium is open daily, and advance tickets are encouraged. Guests can secure an arrival time by visiting the "Plan Your Visit" tab on the website or by calling 216.862.8803.

With 3,600 animals representing more than 250 species, the Aquarium features both Northeast Ohio freshwater animals and saltwater fish from around the globe.

For the animals' comfort and safety, no flash photography is allowed. Flash-free pictures and selfies are more than welcome.

Fun Facts

Greater Cleveland Aquarium is one of about 12 facilities in the world to have experience the birth of weedy seadragons.

The first time the Aquarium filled its 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, it took 12 hours.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium celebrated its 10th anniversary in January of 2022.

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