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Scuba Claus

Meet & Greet Days

Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19 | 8:30 – 10am (timed arrival)
Monday – Wednesday, December 20 – 22
| 4:30 – 7pm (timed arrival)

Ever talked to a jolly old elf while he was diving with sharks? Any “fin” is possible when it comes to the magical man in red. See Scuba Claus and discuss holiday cookie preferences, ask your diving questions or just wish him a merry “fish-mas” during special Scuba Claus Meet & Greet Days.

Guests can explore the Aquarium and complete an animal seek-and-find activity before spending a few minutes chatting with Scuba Claus while he’s underwater. Scuba Claus Meet & Greet Days guests receive a complimentary digital photo with Scuba Claus, a commemorative “I Saw Scuba Claus” sticker, a coloring sheet and a temporary tattoo.

Ho-ho-hoping a Christmas icon isn’t getting in over his head by diving in 230,000 gallons of saltwater with sharks, eels, angelfish and puffers? “He’s scuba-certified and always dives with a dive buddy elf, so there’s nothing to be concerned about,” says Greater Cleveland Aquarium General Manager Stephanie White. “Plus, he knows which animals are on the ‘nice’ list.”

Aquarium capacity is limited, and arrival timed. Advance tickets for the public and Annual Passholders are required to register for this event.


Advance tickets required for public and Passholders. Admission includes full Aquarium access. No refunds. 

Ages 13+ $24.95
Ages 2-12 $18.95
Passholder Adult or Child $5
Under 2 FREE

Possible Saturday & Sunday arrival times: 8:30am & 9am
Possible Monday – Wednesday arrival times: 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm & 6pm

Scuba Claus caricature