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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

#24 of 183 things to do in Cleveland Features Animals
2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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A pleasant surprise

We love aquariums - grew up going to Shedd, later several trips to Chattanooga's and Atlanta's when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
The shark tunnel was the highlight

It was a little challenge to navigate the back streets to get there, but it was a fun way to spend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately educating and entertaining about aquatic life and conservation. Set in a powerhouse built in 1892, see an octopus, touch stingrays, meet African tortoises, discover seahorses and jellies in more than 50 exhibits. Don't miss the 170-foot SeaTube, surrounding guests with sharks, eels, fish and rays.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love aquariums - grew up going to Shedd, later several trips to Chattanooga's and Atlanta's when we moved south and in various trips Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National Aquarium, the Newport Aquarium and others not that memorable. Before going here we read...More

1  Thank Shawntheo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a little challenge to navigate the back streets to get there, but it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours while in Cleveland for a family event. Lots of interactive exhibits, and tanks of fish to look at. But the...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really hoping for more honestly, other than the shark exhibit which was awesome, this place just felt like a building you'd find in a zoo. Don't get me wrong, it's well done but it's sort of underwhelming if you've been to the big...More

Thank stevensE4063NG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is in the Powerhouse on the west bank of the flats. It has a gated parking lot (yes, it costs extra -- nice to support Cleveland). Don't expect the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the National Aquarium, the Newport Aquarium, or the Shedd...More

1  Thank frosty2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Contrary to some other reviews, I thought this place was a good value. I compared several activities before we chose this place, and this was one of the most affordable. I really enjoyed the round tanks, the jellyfish were beautiful. Of course the kids loved...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We decided to spend a few hours at the aquarium, and the displays were fascinating for adults and children alike. The stingrays were interesting to watch and to touch, and the shark tunnel let us see some of the shark varieties close up. The touching...More

Thank CharlotteKelowna
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This cost 19 dollars for each person. I felt it was too expensive. Was in a crappy part of town with no obvious signs that you are entering the parking lot of it. A low budget aquarium compared to the Atlanta aquarium. Highlight of of...More

Thank Dizzytat
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day! The exhibits are excellent. There are several interactive exhibits scheduled throughout the day. Interactive exhibits include touching the stingrays, the bearded dragon and the large turtles, just to name a few. Watching the sharks swim overhead is...More

1  Thank Valenta W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The aquarium is the old coal power plant of cleveland. The coal car corridors are still there. All of the brickwork is exposed giving the building a really cool look. It was a bit pricy when I went but it was a new attraction then....More

Thank JayWider
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

They had a lot of interesting fish and the tanks were set up differently than any other aquarium i have been to. A lot of them have a 360 view which is great. The best part was the shark tube and watching the diver Q&A....More

Thank stewartka416
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Hello my name is Anita Ledbetter, And, I've been in Cleveland,Oh. for 7 and in 2016 the month of May would be the Eight year,So as long as I've been here never had I ever got the freedom of going to such place ,I'm sure I would appreciate. Just getting the Moment in.And it is so needed in my life,So much so,til,Theres no thought of bringing anyobe with me ,because it's all about a spirit in my soul,Meaning,to just live my life,And,Love myself. See ya Soon. P .S. I may pay at the door.
24 April 2016|
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Response from dcscake | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy
Hannah B
do you have to purchase tickets online only?
1 January 2015|
Response from Tami B | Property representative |
No, you can purchase tickets at the Aquarium's ticket counter or online; whatever is more convenient for you.