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Greater Cleveland Aquarium


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2000 Sycamore St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

(??.? miles from you)

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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...

The only freestanding, independent aquarium in Ohio is located in downtown Cleveland, just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Housed in a former powerhouse, the Aquarium creatively reimagines the historic brick build

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Why You Should Go...

The only freestanding, independent aquarium in Ohio is located in downtown Cleveland, just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Housed in a former powerhouse, the Aquarium creatively reimagines the historic brick building, with tropical reefs taking the place of former coal chutes and moon jellyfish filling what once was a smokestack.

Travel from freshwater rivers to saltwater oceans in about 90 minutes in immersive, sensory-rich galleries. Many of the Aquarium's more than 50 exhibits offer up-close, 360-degree views and its 230,000-gallon shark gallery even has a walk-through seatube that allows visitors to watch a sand tiger shark glide slowly overhead.

Stingray and invertebrate touch pools, exhibit feedings, animal encounters, and underwater SCUBA diver Q&As make every visit memorable. Guest Experience Associates stationed throughout the Aquarium are available to answer all aquatic animal questions.

The aquarium closes at 5:00 PM and the last tickets are sold at 4:00 PM. 

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, Seniors, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Café, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs

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Parking is $3-6 (cash only) but there are some free spots on the street outside the lot. 

Exhibit feedings, SCUBA diver talks, and animal encounters occur daily, but birthday parties, shark divers, stingray art, and other one-of-a-kind experiences are also available with advance booking. 

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

Fun Facts

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

The Aquarium is located in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse. It was built in 1892 as a coal-burning furnace to generate electricity for streetcars. 

The spotted turtle is a threatened species in Northeast Ohio. Through its nonprofit Splash Fund, the Aquarium is working with partners across the region to help boost its numbers in the wild. 

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Why You Should Go...

The only freestanding, independent aquarium in Ohio is located in downtown Cleveland, just steps away from the Cuyahoga River. Housed in a former powerhouse, the Aquarium creatively reimagines the historic brick building, with tropical reefs taking the place of former coal chutes and moon jellyfish filling what once was a smokestack.

Travel from freshwater rivers to saltwater oceans in about 90 minutes in immersive, sensory-rich galleries. Many of the Aquarium's more than 50 exhibits offer up-close, 360-degree views and its 230,000-gallon shark gallery even has a walk-through seatube that allows visitors to watch a sand tiger shark glide slowly overhead.

Stingray and invertebrate touch pools, exhibit feedings, animal encounters, and underwater SCUBA diver Q&As make every visit memorable. Guest Experience Associates stationed throughout the Aquarium are available to answer all aquatic animal questions.

The aquarium closes at 5:00 PM and the last tickets are sold at 4:00 PM. 

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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, Seniors, Groups, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Café, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs

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  • See Scuba Claus Underwater

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    Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    See Scuba Claus Underwater

    Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    See Scuba Claus Underwater
    You hear a “Ho! Ho! Ho!” everywhere you go during the holidays, but there’s one surprising and magical place you can see a jolly old elf in Cleveland—underwater! On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Thanksgiving through Christmas, talk to Scuba Claus and snap a cellphone selfie while he visits with the angelfish, stingrays and sharks on his ‘nice’ list. Enjoy activity books, a trivia challenge, snowflake crafts, animal enrichment activities and more. Included with full Aquarium access.

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Insider Info

Parking is $3-6 (cash only) but there are some free spots on the street outside the lot. 

Exhibit feedings, SCUBA diver talks, and animal encounters occur daily, but birthday parties, shark divers, stingray art, and other one-of-a-kind experiences are also available with advance booking. 

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

Fun Facts

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

The Aquarium is located in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse. It was built in 1892 as a coal-burning furnace to generate electricity for streetcars. 

The spotted turtle is a threatened species in Northeast Ohio. Through its nonprofit Splash Fund, the Aquarium is working with partners across the region to help boost its numbers in the wild. 

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