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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Address: 2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
Phone Number:
+1 216-862-8803
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Shark tunnel!

So fun walking through a tunnel and having sharks and other fish fly all around us. Located on the water, the area offers a nice view and the nautica queen boat is right next door.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tempe, Arizona
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was very nice with a great collection of marine animals and a walk through tunnel. Nice collection of marine animals from a variety of environments.

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Thank Tim M
Essex
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My son loves aquariums, so when the convention I was attending had a gathering at the aquarium and other elements of the building I had to go to see the sharks and report back. Glad I did. They have a couple sea rays that like to show off.

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Thank Keith M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love all aquariums, but this one is very unique. It is more intimate with smaller exhibits. Very knowledgeable staff to talk about the wonderful creatures that they care so greatly for!

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Thank bolognesek
Northwest, NJ
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88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So fun walking through a tunnel and having sharks and other fish fly all around us. Located on the water, the area offers a nice view and the nautica queen boat is right next door.

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Thank Happy_Trails96
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: Lots of interaction. The divers are very friendly, as is the rest of the staff. Divers smiled and waved and interacted with all of the kids that passed by. The staff was willing to offer tons of extra information about the exhibits. There is a stingray touch station, a miscellaneous sea creature touch station (starfish and the like), and... More 

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Thank Jessica H
Ohio
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium has a vast collection of beautiful, healthy and special sea creatures for people of all ages to visit and enjoy. The seahorses are quite beautiful and the stingrays are impressive. The shark tank is huge and has a variety of sharks and tropical fish. The little kids go wild looking and trying to touch the stingrays. Fantastic place... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the aquarium with 11-12 year old boys in Cleveland for a hockey tournament. Though it is not a huge aquarium, it was more than enough for our group. The boys enjoyed the aquarium, were very engaged with the fish and sea creatures as well as the dive show. The cost was a bit steep for the size of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was so small they charge WAY to much. It took us only 45 minutes to get through the whole thing. No special aquatic life. It had a nasty smell through out the aquarium. The only thing I learned was that a sea cucumber breathes through its butt (for real) lol

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Thank Lcwn19
Annandale, VA
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallish aquarium but allows you to get up close to the fish and turtles. I arrived just as the shark diver was talking so I went over there quickly and he was taking questions, showing us shark teeth, etc. Then I went back to the beginning and there were fish and more turtles tan I expected. They also had the... More 

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Thank mjbbowls
West Palm Beach
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is well designed with families in mind. Easy to navigate and small enough to hold attention of even the youngest members of the family.

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