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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Great for Little Ones

I have been to several other large city aquariums and the Greater Cleveland one is good to very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monica B
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We checked in and found out we could feed the stingrays in 15 min. Hustled to the tank and had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“touch tank” (55 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (41 reviews)
“power plant” (28 reviews)
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several other large city aquariums and the Greater Cleveland one is good to very good compared to them. It is not a super large exhibit - so take your time to check everything out. The little ones we went with (2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in and found out we could feed the stingrays in 15 min. Hustled to the tank and had the best experience. I wished we would have done that last because after that excitement the rest of the place was just ho hum. Lots...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk through the exciting SharkTube to experience a 10 foot long female and 9 foot long male swimming right around and over you! The staff guides explain everything and answer questions. The other exhibits are wonderful - feed and touch stingrays, see beautiful fish from...More

Thank Susan H
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience with others! Sounds like the aquatic animals and the conservation messages resonated with you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Cleveland Aquarium. Dove in their Shark Tank. Yes, you can scuba dive in their shark tank. Very knowledgeable staff was extremely helpful and courteous. They made us fell like royalty the entire day of our dive. Highly recommend stopping...More

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

And people don't think you can SCUBA in Cleveland, right? Shark Dive CLE offers you great views of the sharks, stingrays, green moray eels and other animals in the 230,000-gallon exhibit while giving your family and friends a close-up view of you. Glad you were...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This aquarium is packed full of spectacular exhibits. The Rays are magnificent and my kids spent an hour trying to touch one. The walk through tunnel allows for an up close view of the sharks feeding. A signifiant amount of information regarding conservation and care...More

1  Thank KeeBlair
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Were they successful at the stingray touchpool? Did they participate in the stingray feed? Thank you for visiting us in the historic powerhouse on the west bank of the flats. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Pleasantly surprised by all there is to do & see in this small aquarium. Tortoises, sting ray petting, interactions with the diver in the shark tank. The individual aquariums were well kept & interesting! I see they do events for kids & adults, like beer...More

2  Thank Wanderluster6616
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

In a short review you said a lot. Thank you for noting the interactive opportunities, special events and first responder/military discounts!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Small aquarium with plenty of interesting displays. Easy to navigate in 1-2 hours. Enjoyable for families. Great reuse of an old power plant.

1  Thank archman8
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Pretty good aquarium. We were recently at the Clearwater Beach Aquarium, and I would say if you take the dolphins away from Clearwater, then Cleveland’s is better. Saying that, It’s a little overpriced. We were done in about an hour, so we went through again....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip to Cleveland. They have a wide range of aquatic displays. The shark tunnel was cool. There happen to be a school group in there so we learned a lot about sharks. We also watched the dive show, it was informative....More

1  Thank ManateeCathy
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We spent $70 and were there less than and hour. It was dim and uninviting. Many exhibits were closed due to construction. It is way too expensive considering how small it is and the limited exhibits. May favorite were the tortoises.

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Diane H
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We do not have lockers, but we have coat racks at our entrance.
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Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy
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Hannah B
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No, you can purchase tickets at the Aquarium's ticket counter or online; whatever is more convenient for you.
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