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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for family outing

This is a great outing for families with younger children. Wonderful and unusual sea creatures in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda S
Not as fun for adults

I\While I'm sure that the aquarium is wonderful for kids, I was hoping that it would be just as fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole S
Cleveland, Ohio
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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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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great outing for families with younger children. Wonderful and unusual sea creatures in clean & well maintained habitats. Includes some interactive attractions that younger children would find fascinating. The highlight is the shark tunnel which provides interesting view of these larger creatures....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I\While I'm sure that the aquarium is wonderful for kids, I was hoping that it would be just as fun as a date activity. I was wrong. I had a lovely time, don't get me wrong, but I felt like there was very little interactivity...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The families first visit. We enjoyed it however it didn't take too long to walk thru the entire exhibits. We went on a Sunday and we didn't feel like it was too cramped or busy. We will come back

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium and spent close to $20 each but spent less than two hours there. We were very impressed with the shark experience and the opportunity to watch divers. Many exhibits were hands on especially for kids, however, I saw young children intentionally...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Pinetree499
SamF2678, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the shark seatube and seeing the SCUBA divers in action. Animal safety is our priority and the guest experience team is trained to monitor interaction and touching techniques. If you ever see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for all ages. Lots of aquatic life to see. A new exhibit also just opened. Been there twice in the last 3 months. Will go again.

Date of experience: February 2019
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SamF2678, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit and some of the new species we've welcomed recently. Next up? Flashlight fish and poison dart frogs . . . not in the same place, of course!

Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Finally made it to the Cleveland Aquarium! There were so many negative reviews when it first opened several years ago, I've been hesitant to go. But I'm so glad we did! We all really enjoyed it! Not a huge aquarium. We spent maybe 1 1/2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

$20 bucks a person. And, there's a sign warning you to "Take your Time". That should tell you right there that it's going to take 15 minutes to go thru. Sooo, walk SLOW. Experience: Save your money and just visit your local PetSmart or Pet...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Pineapple62
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The Cleveland Aquarium was the highlight of our recent trip to the city. While the aquarium is physically on the small side, it never felt that way from the inside! Most of the tanks we saw were round tubes that allowed us to walk around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

When I first heard we we're getting an aquarium, I wasn't sure what to think. The aquarium was small and relatively unimpressive in the beginning. In the few years it's been open they've made some pretty cool changes. There are some interactive and educational areas...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

So having been to the great aquariums, this was a big disappointment, BUT, since it is a SMALL aquarium, it is ok for a beginning trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 3, 2018|
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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.
Diane H
April 3, 2018|
Response from Tami B | Property representative |
We do not have lockers, but we have coat racks at our entrance.
April 24, 2016|
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Response from dcscake | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy