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, Veteran’s Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day and Presidents Day.
Propark Mobility operates an expansive, 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.
The Center Street Bridge is currently closed for repairs. Download this PDF map for alternate routes.
For additional assistance, call 216.862.8803 x7700.
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.
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.”