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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

#23 of 181 things to do in Cleveland Features Animals
2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
Review Highlights
Excellent displays; educational and fascinating

We decided to spend a few hours at the aquarium, and the displays were fascinating for adults and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
It was okay

This cost 19 dollars for each person. I felt it was too expensive. Was in a crappy part of town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2347
+1 216-862-8803
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to spend a few hours at the aquarium, and the displays were fascinating for adults and children alike. The stingrays were interesting to watch and to touch, and the shark tunnel let us see some of the shark varieties close up. The touching...More

Thank CharlotteKelowna
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cost 19 dollars for each person. I felt it was too expensive. Was in a crappy part of town with no obvious signs that you are entering the parking lot of it. A low budget aquarium compared to the Atlanta aquarium. Highlight of of...More

Thank Dizzytat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day! The exhibits are excellent. There are several interactive exhibits scheduled throughout the day. Interactive exhibits include touching the stingrays, the bearded dragon and the large turtles, just to name a few. Watching the sharks swim overhead is...More

1  Thank Valenta W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is the old coal power plant of cleveland. The coal car corridors are still there. All of the brickwork is exposed giving the building a really cool look. It was a bit pricy when I went but it was a new attraction then....More

Thank JayWider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They had a lot of interesting fish and the tanks were set up differently than any other aquarium i have been to. A lot of them have a 360 view which is great. The best part was the shark tube and watching the diver Q&A....More

Thank stewartka416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costly, and small. Never should have been put in the location, away from everything. However, the staff were friendly.

Thank CandC216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids here once (ages 2 and 3). It is pretty pricey to visit given how small the aquarium is. There were quite a few exhibits to see and the kids even got to touch stingrays. This is definitely more for younger kids...More

Thank butterfly2124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please DO NOT book a birthday party here. They charge $20 for every parent and up to $21 per child. I had booked a party with 3 activities and it was a party for special needs children so not everyone got there exactly at 1:30...More

Thank Courtney T
Tami B, General Manager at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this review

We're never happy to hear that one of our guests had a less than great experience, especially when it involves a child's birthday. Our birthday party packages include an hour and a half in the party room plus unlimited time in the aquarium plus up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to spend some time in rain. You cant go in expecting alot of exhibits as its mostly all on one floor. For a small local aquarium its nice and clean and the people that work there are very nice. You do pay for...More

Thank stephanie m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our senior citizens group from church. It is a neat, old building, well kept. The size of the aquarium was not overwhelming for a seniors group. Everyone on the staff was very helpful and willing to share their knowledge of the different fish. The...More

Thank kellyskeys
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Hello my name is Anita Ledbetter, And, I've been in Cleveland,Oh. for 7 and in 2016 the month of May would be the Eight year,So as long as I've been here never had I ever got the freedom of going to such place ,I'm sure I would appreciate. Just getting the Moment in.And it is so needed in my life,So much so,til,Theres no thought of bringing anyobe with me ,because it's all about a spirit in my soul,Meaning,to just live my life,And,Love myself. See ya Soon. P .S. I may pay at the door.
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
Hannah B
do you have to purchase tickets online only?
2 January 2015|
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.