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Our Events

It feels like there is always something happening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Check out the this overview of our regularly scheduled activities. Most programs and events require advance ticketing.

Note: Some events are virtual. Please call 216.862.8803 or email if you have questions.


July 4 – Free for Military & First Responders, open 10am – 5pm

July 9 – 17 – Fin Fest, A Weeklong Celebration of Sharks

July 13Fantastic Finn Passholder Kids’ Club: Preparing to Dive (online)

July 21Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

July 26High School Career Day (in-person)


August 9Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

August 9Virtual Shark Encounter (online)


September 7Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

September 7Virtual Shark Encounter (online)


October 3Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

October 3Virtual Shark Encounter (online)

October 10 – High School Career Day (in-person)

October 25 Fantastic Finn Passholder Kids’ Club: Creepy Creatures (online)

October 25 – 28Pumpkins & Piranhas, Not-So-Spooky Halloween Fun (in-person)


November 3 Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

November 23High School Career Day (in-person)


December 8Virtual Freshwater Exhibits Encounter (online)

December 8Virtual Shark Encounter (online)

December 14 – 19 – Scuba Claus (in-person)

December 24 – Open 10am – 2pm (in-person)

December 25 – Closed for Christmas

December 29Middle School Career Day (in-person)

December 31 – Open New Year’s Eve 10am – 5pm