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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Entertaining but overpriced

We visited the aquarium and spent close to $20 each but spent less than two hours there. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradford, Pennsylvania
via mobile
NO, it's not worth the price!

$20 bucks a person. And, there's a sign warning you to "Take your Time". That should tell you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Medina, Ohio
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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
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Reviewed 6 days 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
Thank Steve I
SamF2678, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

$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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank matthewf378
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
1  Thank charpezt
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The aquarium was a fun activity and educational to boot. There were chances to get hands on also...ie petting the rays and the large tortoises.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cindy W
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We only had a few hours so went to the Cleveland Aquarium. It was not crowded and it took us about an hour to go through everything. The staff were really nice and helpful. The displays are well thought out, educational, clean and attractive. It...More

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