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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Great Aquarium - AMAZING Space.

Date of Visit: Sunday, Sept 30, 2018. as part of our 48-hour itinerary in our visit to Cleveland... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
RogueTrippers
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Guelph, Canada
Great little Aquarium

The Cleveland Aquarium located near the flats is a great way to spend part of your day. The... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Bob S
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Did you know male seahorses give birth? That an archerfish can spit with deadly accuracy? That a giant Pacific octopus can solve puzzles? Or that some sharks lose up to 30,000 teeth in their lifetime? You can learn more about these and other amazing...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We spent $20 per person for our entry on a Monday afternoon at 4:30pm (1.5h before closing), and were one of just a handful of people touring at this time, all whom I saw later doing the same thing we did, pairing a visit to...More

7  Thank GregJHipius
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 February 2015

My daughter has severe scoliosis and was scheduled for spinal fusion surgery Monday morning 1/26/15. My husband, myself and my daughter went to this aquarium Sunday 1/25/15. I wanted to give her a little down time and fun before her surgery happened. We arrived in...More

11  Thank Cindy M
Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2015

Our Curator did receive your phone call on Thursday evening and by Friday afternoon we were processing a refund. We all certainly wish the electricity had not gone out in the building that day, and we are sorry we could not provide the downtime for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the aquarium, it took us around 2 hours to go through. The tunnel under the sharks was really enjoyable. We are planning another trip and hopefully the jellyfish exhibit will be open. It was closed for remodeling this time. The...More

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SamF2678, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We hope the moon jellyfish are back in place when you visit again too! The historic building we're in was a brick powerhouse and that huge smokestack needed tuckpointing which is quite the undertaking. There are upside down jellyfish in the Coastal Boardwalk gallery, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many aquariums and this one was okay. There was A LOT of construction going on to make it better as we walked around though so glad to see them wanting to improve. Not a bad experience at all and we enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small aquarium, doesn’t take more than an hour to see everything however I was AMAZED with the long walk through tunnel where you can have sharks and stingrays swim right on top of you. I could have stayed in that tunnel for...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Date of Visit: Sunday, Sept 30, 2018. as part of our 48-hour itinerary in our visit to Cleveland, we made sure to include the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. I expected to find a typical steel & glass structure that most aquariums are housed in, but here...More

1  Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This was very interesting. Great place for kids. They share the same building where you catch lolly the trolley. Should see both if you are there.

Thank Kathy N
SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for visiting! Lolly is a great city tour. We're also steps away from the Nautica Queen so you could also take a boat sightseeing cruise on Lake Erie & the Cuyahoga River.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

The sea tunnel makes the visit worthwhile. The archerfish display is cool too. Recommend going during the week to avoid crowds.

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SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Those archerfish really are living squirt guns with deadly aim. You can regularly watch an aquarist feed them on Mondays @ 3:30pm. Thank you for visiting and for sharing your visit with others!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Incredible shark display and walkway. The octopus was so cool to see. Always love seeing the turtles and starfish. Good hands on opportunity with sting rays too.

Thank Kimberly C
SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

You took advantage of some of our interactive opportunities. Hope you can come back if you didn't get a chance to feed the stingrays or ask our dive team questions while they're underwater in the shark exhibit.

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This aquarium is smaller than some but well worth the money. Not only do you have your "normal" exhibits but there are also 2 touch tanks an d educational talks. It was not very crowded the day I was there so I had plenty of...More

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SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for visiting and taking time to explore our interactive opportunities from animal encounters and aquarist talks to an invertebrate touchpool and stingray feeds. Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Reasonable price, great staff. Loved the huge tank with walk-thu tunnel. They have two touch tanks, feeding demo with the sharks, and "ask a diver" presentation. Great for kids, but adults will enjoy as well. Seems to be a bit overshadowed by other attractions, so...More

Thank Janet G
SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

With the end of summer vacations and the beginning of school, September is a great time to visit the Aquarium. Thank you for checking us out here on the West Bank of the Flats.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The Cleveland Aquarium located near the flats is a great way to spend part of your day. The Aquarium is clean with both local freshwater and saltwater fish. Then make your way to the flats to enjoy a meal and perhaps even some nightlifeMore

Thank Bob S
SamF2678, Director, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Good ideas! You could also take a city tour on Lolly the Trolley or cruise the Cuyahoga River or Lake Erie aboard the Nautica Queen (both just steps away from our front door). We also like to head up to West 25th Street and shop...More

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Response from SamF2678 | Property representative |
It depends on your pace and whether you participate in some of the interactive opportunities (sharks & scuba Q+A, stingray feed, animal encounter, etc.) but we suggest 90 minutes.
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Response from Tami B | Property representative |
We do not have lockers, but we have coat racks at our entrance.
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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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