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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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Thought it was a little pricey compared to others

Neat aquarium in an old re-purposed building but for what we paid we seemed to get through this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jkzoo
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Mansfield, Ohio
Rip off

Very costly, the exhibits were very limited in comparison to other aquariums around the world. I do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SuenCleveland
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“shark tube” (38 reviews)
“power plant” (25 reviews)
“shark exhibit” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Neat aquarium in an old re-purposed building but for what we paid we seemed to get through this aquarium awfully quickly. So quickly in fact that to get our money's worth we walked through it again. The shark tunnel was our favorite part.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very costly, the exhibits were very limited in comparison to other aquariums around the world. I do not recommend it at all. Save your money for something else.

Thank SuenCleveland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour with Amanda to go behind the scenes, she was amazing and the tour was amazing. Getting to go behind the scenes and check out the filtration system.More

Thank Kelsi R
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on our "Very Important Guest" tour. We think seeing the life support systems and learning about what it takes to care for these aquatic animals is an interesting and eye-opening experience. Sounds like you agree! I let our team know...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Nice Aquarium by the pier and Flat District in Cleveland. Not busy on a Monday morning and very informative. They have hands on galleries, Dive Show, Animal Encounter, Exhibit Feeding and many other activities. The shark exhibit is great. Very nice experience and will definitely...More

Thank DKleps
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! Sounds like you took advantage of our daily interactive experiences. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit the Forest City.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Nice aquarium, but rather small for the price. Plus, you must pay an extra $3 to park. It’s a shame the price does not include parking. However, the facility is very clean, and there are some pretty big sharks. The building is quite interesting as...More

Thank ACT530
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The aquarium itself was small and didn't take us long to get through... Less than an hour. The shark tunnel was awesome, and the ray exhibit was pretty cool. Otherwise, though, nothing was that memorable. My biggest complaint with the aquarium was that it was...More

Thank SIlentThunder1642
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I took my 2 thirteen-year-olds to the aquarium with a couple of friends and their 1 1/2-year-old. Admission was a little high, considering the relatively small size of the facility. It took us under 2 hours to complete the entire place. Getting off the highway...More

Thank JordonN
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This aquarium is nice enough, it's just really small and pretty pricey for the size. If you have ever been to the Aquariums in Gatlinburg, Kentucky, or other large aquariums this won't seem like much.

Thank GailLins
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Been to a few aquariums and this was not one of the better ones. It was small and exhibits limited, only took us about an hour to get thru. The shark exhibit was by far the best. The building it was located in was really...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This aquarium shows an interesting way to reuse a historic building. It isn't huge but is ingeniously done. Has some local aqua life as well as exotic. The touch pools are good although the stingrays are wise and make it hard to touch them. Price...More

Thank Stephanie M
Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Appreciate the feedback! Thank you for noticing the way the building was re-imagined. Being in a historic brick powerhouse necessitated some innovations such as jellyfish in a former smokestack, exhibits in what would have been coal chutes and freestanding tanks with 360-degree views. (If you...More

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Anitathom
24 April 2016|
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Response from dcscake | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay at the door and for parking $5.00. enjoy
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Hannah B
2 January 2015|
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Response from Tami B | Property representative |
No, you can purchase tickets at the Aquarium's ticket counter or online; whatever is more convenient for you.
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