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2000 Sycamore St Cleveland, OH 44113
2000 Sycamore StreetUSOhioCleveland44113
AquariumToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Interactive marine exhibits, including a walk-through experience & a mock research vessel.- Google
"Very small aquarium, very big ticket price."
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"It was pretty cool but not really worth $20."
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Alyxandria Bronson
2 weeks ago
Very small and kind of tacky. I was very underwhelmed because when you approach the FirstEnergy Powerhouse, it looks like it's going to be a huge exhibit, and then it turns out to be a basement fish collection. Most of the fish were hard to see because the tanks were at waist level and you had to stoop down to see them. Small info plaques with very little information on the animals inside or fun facts. Everything except for the shark tank was underwhelming. In fact, it was so small, my boyfriend and I bought a "sting ray feeding experience" for an extra $6 total, but it was for 1 hr 30 minutes after we arrived... we got through the entire exhibit, including time to stop and touch the sting rays (which was a free experience and they don't tell you that at the ticket booth), and walk through the shark tube twice, in 45 minutes, but they refused to refund the add-on tickets because we didn't want to wait around any longer. $20 admission + $6 parking = not worth your time or your family's. Boo!
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JayBirdCLE
2 months ago
I gave it three stars because of it's a little pricey for it's size. Very small compared to other aquariums we've been to. It feels like it's geared towards kids, which is great if you have them, which we don't. The kids that were there seemed to be enjoying themselves so if you have kids it might be fun. We went thru it in about an hour. The "shark tunnel" has a low ceiling so if you're tall like me, walk down the middle or risk hitting your head. Overall it was a decent experience.
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Patrick Fleming II
4 months ago
Small and very crowded. Alot of the aquariums on display have fake coral which is BS, what a disappointment and a waste. Bought a membership not sure why. Went once in 6 months have not been invites to one single event. Save your money and go to your local fish store they probably have a larger aquarium section. Not sure why Cleveland bothered to build such a small aquarium in such a large space??? I had no idea santa clause was there until the news reported it, you would have thought the Aquarium would have mailed me a reminder in the beginning of December. Bad public relations and poor publicity.
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Miranda Granche
6 months ago
Very disappointing. Not only was there not much to see but the water was clouded to the point that I struggled to see fish towards the back of the tanks. Numerous fish looked to be in very poor health, specifically in the area with the cylindrical tanks. Several naso tangs looked to be wasting away. The 'coolest' fish I saw was a jawfish...that should not be the case! If serious improvements are made and better care is provided this aquarium has potential. The location is wonderful. For the quality of the aquarium the tickets should have been well under ten dollars.
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Little Lotus
2 months ago
We have had a family season pass for three consecutive years now. I have loved every moment. The people here are well informed, interactive and kind to small kids. Every time I come here, there are new things to explore and as my children get older, they have new interests that we can delve into. We completely love this place. Yes, it can be pricy if you're just visiting one time only, but when you purchase a family pass, it pays off in just a couple of visits and ends up being an incredibly cheap and highly informative, interactive environment for children and families to explore. I highly recommend this place. I have never once had a negative experience here, and even if I do in the future, I'd forgive it because of the amazing staff and all around wonderfulness of the place. I've read some of the other reviews and sometimes I think people here just need more sunshine. I love this place, I tell everyone I know to come back, and we will be coming here to visit for years!
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adavis0rise
2 months ago
There are definitely pros and cons. Let me first say that I have had aquariums all my life and am currently a biology student. I was personally disappointed, but I have high expectations. There was virtually no real coral in the salt water section. All of the tank set ups were pretty much exactly the same. It was a smaller aquarium. The price was high for what it is. I have been to Newport Aquarium and Mystic Aquarium and they were both fantastic for the same price. Granted, it would be great for kids as they don't really know what is what and don't judge things like adults do. They just take in the experience, see cool stuff and learn. I would have rather stayed home and stared at my own salt water tank than drive through the slums of Cleveland to walk through the aquarium for 60 minutes, and we even took our time and went back through to wait to feed the sting rays. Great for kids but for adults its ehhh.
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Matthew Bernard
9 months ago
My son really liked it here. This not your typical "wall of tanks" aquarium. The displays are very nice and creative with the way the landscape even comes up out of the top of many of them. One of the exhibits that my son really enjoyed was the jellyfish display. They actually have a tank on the ceiling that lights the jellyfish up above you with different colors. I personally found the octopus tank to be especially cool since the whole tank creates an arch in between rooms that you can walk under. My only complaint, and the reason for the four star rating, is the price. $20 per adult and $12 for my son was a bit steep. I would have comfortable paid $15 per adult and $10 for my son, but we still had a really good time.
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Mike Hemery
7 months ago
One of the best in Cleveland! We've renewed our season pass every year since they opened. Another Cleveland treasure. We go more than once a month and my kids never tire of the exhibits. They change them around often enough to keep everyone's interest. Well done!

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