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Fin Fest

A week-long celebration of sharks

Sunday, August 9 – Sunday, August 16

We’re putting a week-long spotlight on sharks to build a broader appreciation for the diversity, importance and plight of these jaw-some animals. We’ll do this by sharing shark-themed videos, trivia and more.

A highlight of the week is a FREE “Ask Us Any-Fin” public Livestream event on Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30pm. Guests can register for free to join this Shark Q&A from home with our curator, Ray P.

In addition to the livestream Shark Gallery Q&A, Greater Cleveland Aquarium e-news and YouTube subscribers will be treated to the debut of 2 new shark-focused educational videos. Aquarium guests (open 10am – 4pm daily with advance timed tickets) can see and learn more about 4 different shark residents—brown banded, nurse, sandbar and sandtiger sharks. And on weekdays, children will be given a take-home temporary tattoo and a make-and-take shark craft.

During Fin Fest, everyone is invited to test their shark knowledge with a short Fin Fest quiz for a chance to win a 12” plush shark and an annual family pass (value $155). One winner will be randomly chosen and announced by 5pm on Sunday, August 16.

Visit sharks in person

Tickets are available online and need to be purchased in advance of your visit. If you’re having difficulties, call 216.862.8803.

Join us virtually from home

Join us on Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30pm for this Shark Q&A from home with our shark expert, Ray.

Love Sharks?

Are you a sharkspert? Test your shark knowledge by answering these 5 questions for a chance to win a 12” plush shark and an annual family pass.

Fin Fest Video Playlist

Are you a shark fan? We are too. Learn about these jaw-some animals with #cleaquarium!