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Green Tree Python at Greater Cleveland Aquarium

What You Need To Know


Greater Cleveland Aquarium is open for general visitation Monday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm with very few exceptions. (Thanksgiving & Christmas we are closed to the public and we are only open 10am – 2pm on Christmas Eve.) Occasionally we even extend our hours or offer evening events.

We are OPEN most holidays including Martin Luther King Day, July 4, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day and Presidents’ Day.


Propark Mobility operates a large, credit card-only parking lot directly in front of the Powerhouse. Take a ticket when you enter and pay on exit (usually $3-6 per car). Annual Passholders should have these tickets validated at the Ticket Counter for free parking during any Aquarium visit. There is also limited neighboring street parking available. 

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


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

For additional assistance, call 216.862.8803 x7700.


Guests using ride share services like Uber or LYFT may have the driver pull directly into the Powerhouse parking lot after grabbing a ticket at one of the two gates. They have 10 minutes until parking fees take effect.


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.

Still thinking about that T-shirt or eco-friendly toy after your visit? Visit our Online Gift Shop today.

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.

Our team works hard to facilitate the needs of all our guests by providing information and assistance across every channel available to us. If you need additional assistance, reach out. We will respond as quickly as possible.

The Aquarium welcomes handlers with trained service dogs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Only working service dogs that meet ADA standards are allowed inside the Aquarium. Under the ADA a service dog “has been individually trained to work or perform tasks for assisting a person with a disability.”

To learn more about Aquarium accessibility, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Ticket Donation Requests

As a community partner, Greater Cleveland Aquarium donates tickets to Northeast Ohio nonprofits to be used as fundraising prizes or auction items.