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Shared Family Virtual Experiences

Visit the Aquarium from the comfort of your own home. Choose from the variety of program topics below. Each involves live views of animals and a Q&A session with an Aquarium team member host.

All programs take place on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Virtual programs do not include Aquarium admission. Program availability is subject to change as programs are booked. Participating parties are responsible for having internet access. Payment is required upon registration. We recommend only having up to 4 people per screen.

If you’re a class or group interested in virtual programs, look here.

Shark Exhibit Encounter

Drop in on the variety of species residing in our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. Hear how we care for such a wide range of species, learn about the different adaptations among the animals and find out where all of these fish fit in the food chain. Come prepared with your questions about sharks, eels, stingrays and ocean fish.

Cost: General $18 | Passholders $12

Duration: 20-25 minutes

Availability: Thursdays & Fridays

Stingray & Coastal Exhibits Encounter

Get up close and watch our stingrays gracefully swim by, while learning about their interesting adaptations and life history. After, take a virtual walk around our Coastal Boardwalk Gallery, seeing the giant Pacific octopus, seahorses, moon jellies and much more.

Cost: General $18 | Passholders $12

Duration: 20-25 minutes

Availability: Mondays & Wednesdays

Freshwater Exhibits Encounter

Take a live, online trip through Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s freshwater galleries and exhibits to learn about animals native to Ohio, Asia and Indonesia, and South America, including catfish, gar, turtles, birds and many others. You can ask questions while gaining an appreciation for the often-overlooked freshwater diversity in our world.

Cost: General $18 | Passholders $12

Duration: 20-25 minutes

Availability: Tuesdays

Private Virtual Tours

Take a deep dive into a topic of your choice during this virtual underwater family adventure. Each tour involves a live Q&A session with an Aquarium Educator during this personalized, private program.

To schedule, email education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com or call 216.862.8803 x 7715.

All programs take place on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Virtual programs do not include Aquarium admission. Program availability is subject to change as programs are booked. Participating parties are responsible for having internet access. Payment is required upon registration. We recommend only having up to 4 people per screen.

If you’re a class or group interested in virtual programs, look here.

Everything But Fish Tour

The Aquarium has more than fish! Visit Aquarium residents such as reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates.

Cost: General $75 | Passholders $60

Duration: 40-45 minutes

Freshwater Biodiversity Tour

Compare animals in Ohio’s lake and river habitats to freshwater animals around the globe.

Cost: General $75 | Passholders $60

Duration: 40-45 minutes

Biology Nerd Fish Fin Tour

Investigate specific fish fin adaptations like wedge, forked and heterocercal tails to see how each have adapted to accommodate different fish behaviors.

Cost: General $75 | Passholders $60

Duration: 40-45 minutes

Misunderstood Animals Tour

Do piranha eat humans? Can catfish whiskers sting? Can stingrays shock you? Distinguish fact from myth during this in-depth tour highlighting the Aquarium’s mysterious species.

Cost: General $75 | Passholders $60

Duration: 40-45 minutes

Masters of Disguise Tour

Animals have adapted a myriad of ways to hide from predators or prey. On this I spy tour, learn how animals change color, hide and utilize mimicry to survive.

Cost: General $75 | Passholders $60

Duration: 40-45 minutes