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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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Enjoyable Afternoon

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago NEW 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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Annandale, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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West Palm Beach
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a bit overpriced, the quality of the exhibits is fine and it will keep the kids busy. It is in a complex so you can have lunch too

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool experience. Not as big as I thought it would be and the entrance fee is high, but a really cool interactive place.

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North Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic look at what is in nature. A great adventure for young and old alike. You even get a chance to walk under the sharks and even an octopus without getting wet. Worth the money.

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the aquarium. We went at a good time, right when they opened. Cost $19.95 to get in. They are a for profit entity rather than a non-profit. This justifies the price. The aquarium is housed in an old power plant. I love how the exhibits are worked into the architecture. The staff are knowledgeable regarding their assigned species.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this afternoon ~ very nice ~ loved the sharks and the stingrays ~ very educational ~ easy to get around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium is relatively small but has a lot of great exhibits, several that highlight native Great Lakes species. The shark tank is awesome.

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