The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is filled with intriguing aquatic life from the Great Lakes and colorful sea creatures from around the globe. From weedy seadragons to a giant Pacific octopus, you can see more than 2,700 animals representing 320 species. Many of the exhibits in our 8 galleries offer unique views–including an 11,000-gallon touch pool inhabited by cownose, southern and Atlantic stingrays and an 175-foot seatube that takes you to the ocean floor where barracuda, pufferfish, angelfish and 3 species of shark swim beside and above you.
Although we love a good selfie in the shark exhibit, we encourage guests to unplug and reconnect with the marine world and each other. Interactive opportunities abound and knowledgeable guest experience associates are stationed at every turn, answering questions your smartphone cannot, like “How old is that frog?”, or “Don’t you think that fish looks a lot like my grandpa?” So, whether it’s going nose-to-nose with a blue tongued skink, getting a ticklish mini-manicure from a cleaner shrimp or talking to a SCUBA diver about the massive green moray eel that just whooshed by her in our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, we invite you to spend some quality time with us because nature is a curious thing.