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“Boring except maybe to young children”

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Ranked #40 of 197 things to do in Cleveland
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

45 mins to 1 hour and you're done. No shows of any kind, just walking by various tanks. Shark tunnel was nice though. Teenagers and adults were bored. Young kids had fun

Thank Anna S
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hmmm. Sounds like you missed the regularly scheduled underwater SCUBA & shark talks (2x daily). There are also daily exhibit feeds by aquarists and a daily public stingray touchpool feed. You can also go nose-to-nose with a blue-tongued skink or another reptile during an animal encounter.

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"power plant"
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"nice aquarium"
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"feed the stingrays"
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"sea creatures"
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"glass tunnel"
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"old building"
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"answer questions"
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"take your time"
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"cleveland area"
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"tortoises"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to take a trip to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium with our 4 year old. We spend a little over 2 hours looking at all of the exhibits and displays. I like how they had everything set up to view around each area. It definitely helped with the busy crowds on the Saturday we visited.

Our favorite parts were the tortoises and the aquarium tunnels towards the end of the exhibit path.

Our son had a great time learning about all of the different displays of fish and amphibians that we on display. We also spent a little time feeding the stingrays, where they had some hands on/touch pools for the visitors.

We will definitely return!

Thank Danielle B
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Sounds like you might just have a future marine scientist in your family? Thank you for bringing your little learner to explore the Aquarium. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

So we went because of the Dory octopus. I was expecting it to be grander. Spent just over an hour, not much to see. The shark tube was the best part.

Thank Guerrabug45
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We loved all of our visit, but especially the shark tunnel and sting rays. The kids and adults alike enjoyed watching the shark feeding and the scuba divers cleaning the tanks. The workers were all very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Julie W
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Always glad to hear good things about our staff!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I have been to few different aquariums lately and this one is by far the best. I loved walking around the old converted power plant. It was amazing to see!

Thank Walt R
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Sam F, Communications at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for visiting! Very happy to hear you appreciated the architecture and the way we re-purposed a historic building.

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