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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Great Local Aquaurium

My wife and I visited this aquarium. They had some wonderful displays and excellent educational... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
virsagoskippy
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Plattekill, New York
Delight under the Sea!

I have been to many aquariums around the country and was not very excited about visiting another in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MidwestGranma
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Wooster, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“touch tank” (55 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (34 reviews)
“power plant” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this aquarium. They had some wonderful displays and excellent educational materials. They have an amazing collection of large tortoises, and wonderful reef tank full of sting rays. The staff do demonstrations and talks for patrons of all ages. Worth the...More

Thank virsagoskippy
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience with others! The rescue African Spurred Tortoises and the stingray touchpool are some our favorite places to stop on our daily walks through the Aquarium too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many aquariums around the country and was not very excited about visiting another in Cleveland. What a pleasant surprise I had to find the unique layout, making it easy to view things) and fresh air smell instead of the "heavy air"...More

Thank MidwestGranma
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted to hear you had a good visit and appreciated the animals and the exhibits designed around the architecture of this historic former powerhouse! The cafe is focused on the lunch to early afternoon timeframe. When you (or friends or family) return, there are two...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many aquariums around, so finding one, especially a good one, is very rare. I have been to about a dozen or so aquariums around the USA and I would rank this one #2...only because the Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium is #1. The Greater Cleveland...More

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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well, we couldn't be happier you found us. We're in a former powerhouse along the Cuyahoga River on the West Bank of the Flats. We love the character of the building, but appreciate it isn't as easy to find as, say, the Rock Hall. (Especially...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a few aquariums around USA and this one doesn't disappoint. The large shark tank and tube is one of the best I've seen. Sharks come swimming right up to the glass and this makes for fantastic picture taking. So close you can...More

Thank Cher A
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The 230,000-gallon shark exhibit and its seatube are offers some great views, doesn't it? Thank you for spending some time with us and for sharing your experience. If you're on social media, tag us in those pics, will you? We'd love to see your photos....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you've been to the Aquarium in Baltimore, every other one has a high standard of comparison. Although this one is much smaller and doesn't have a dolphin area, it was a lot of fun! The layout is really neat and the glass tunnel was...More

Thank tbreunig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun way to spend an hour, they have done a good job retrofitting an industrial building to hold an aquarium and do a good job of explaining the local rivers and lakes (and do not shy away from how polluted they once were) Great...More

Thank newYorkNashy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So my daughter and I were here for a soccer game. On our last day in town we had a choice, the aquarium it the zoo. The weather made our choice for us. So we drove the 15 min from our hotel to the aquarium...More

Thank Scott L
Sam F, Marketing at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well, we're very glad Mother Nature brought you and your future marine biologist in for a visit! Thank you for spending time with us and for letting others know about your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best memberships we had as a family. The shark feeding were very entertaining and upstairs they have play area and a restaurant

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Sam F, Marketing at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for being a pass holder! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visit! Staff was very friendly and informative about the species of fish and other creatures that live in the aquarium. The overhead tunnel was very cool and we were able to view the staff feeding the fish. The overall layout of the building was...More

Thank Nancy M
Sam F, Marketing at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Of course we always want to hear that our staff was friendly and informative. Thank you for taking time to visit and for sharing your experience with others!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is small and a bit tight, but perfect for small children and their parents. Everything was at my daughter's eye level and the staff were friendly and willing to educate about what animals we were looking at. The animals look well taken care...More

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Sam F, Marketing at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you and your daughter had a fun, educational experience. We appreciate your visit and your feedback!

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Anitathom
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
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Hannah B
1 January 2015|
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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.
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