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What You Need To Know


Currently we are open Monday–Sunday, 10am – 5pm with last entry an hour before we close.


There is a spacious, open parking lot in front of the Aquarium and nearby street parking. Currently daytime parking during your Aquarium visit is free, but a pay gate is expected to return late-summer for non-Passholders.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium Annual Passholders always enjoy free parking during visits.


We are located on the first floor in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse on the West Bank of the Flats, just a short walk from Shooters on the Water, the Nautica Queen, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica and much more.

The Center Street Bridge is currently closed for repairs and is expected to remain closed through October 2022. Download this PDF map for alternate routes.

For additional assistance, call 216.862.8803 x7700.


Gift Shop

Cap off your visit with a keepsake! Our on-premise Gift Shop operated by Event Network offers books, clothing, colorful plush toys and other mementos.

Hours coincide with Aquarium.
Passholders receive 10% discount on all purchases.

Food Options

There is no cafe on-site. The Ticket Counter does have a list of nearby restaurants. Snacks are available in the Gift Shop and picnic lunches can be packed for outdoor eating at available picnic tables on warm days.


Greater Cleveland Aquarium is completely wheelchair accessible. Strollers are permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have another question? Check out our FAQ for more guest information.