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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone Number: 216-862-8803
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Description: The Greater Cleveland Aquarium energizes curiosity by passionately...
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.
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Great learning experience

My 8 year old niece was visiting from out of town, so I went on line to see what there was to do. After reading a lot of the reviews for the aquarium, we almost did I something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Bay Village, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My 8 year old niece was visiting from out of town, so I went on line to see what there was to do. After reading a lot of the reviews for the aquarium, we almost did I something else. But we decided to give it a shot.... And I am so glad we did!!! Some of the points are valid....it... More 

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you and your niece enjoyed your visit and behind-the-scenes tour. We are adding even more educational and interactive displays in the next few months so we hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When this first opened, was not impressed. Thought it was a lot of money to take our grandkids to for what you saw. But it is getting better & better. After visiting the Brooklyn Aquarium this month, we have a wonderful aquarium. Although it always feels dark in these places, I guess that is the norm. There is a lot... More 

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed seeing our updated galleries. We're updating our shark exhibit with hands-on interpretive activities, so we hope you'll come back and visit later this spring! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a nice experience. The tanks are not just simply built into the walls. You can walk around some of the tanks. The tunnel with sharks swimming over your head was great! We got to pet giant turtles and stingray. It was a fun day.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

We love our setting in the Powerhouse built in 1892, because it lets us get creative with the way we display our exhibits, including the cylinders you can walk around. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was too cold to go sledding, so we took our 7 year old granddaughter to the Aquarium. She loved it! The staff was very friendly, and patient with all her questions. There were special activities also that were coordinated with the exhibits. Hoping to return again.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Aquarium is small, however, it has interesting things to see such as: Sea Horses, turtles, sting rays and shark tunnel. Its a good place to visit for a few hours. The Adult only parties are fun.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoy your visits, and particularly our parties. Stay tuned for an announcement about our next event soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to visit anytime, but even better when it's so cold outside. Visited there with the grandkids. Don't miss it.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Awwwww, that's so nice. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Golden, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This aquarium is on the smaller side but it is very well maintained and has some great things to see. The shark tank and tunnel is of course the main attraction but we also enjoyed the turtles and reef displays as well. You don't need a whole day to experience this aquarium but for a short stop it is a... More 

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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 town Saturday the 24th so we could get acquainted with the area a little. We... More 

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

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 your daughter. Hope all went well with the surgery. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice place to spend an afternoon. The shark tank was the best part. Not someplace we are likely to return to unless admission rates decrease.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do run promotions on a fairly regular basis. Sign up for our e-newsletter or follow us on your choice of social media for the latest updates. More 

Akron, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went over the Christmas holidays with our 23 and 26 year old children and had a very nice time. There were a lot of nice species and it was clean and well laid out.

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Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

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