Booking Information

To schedule your visit, please call the Education Department at (216) 862-8803 ext. 7703 or email at

Please have the following ready when booking your visit:

•At least two dates that you would like to visit the aquarium
•Arrival time to the aquarium and departure time from the aquarium
•Grade/age of students
•What program would you like to schedule?
•Number of students and chaperones that will be attending. Remember we require one adult chaperone for every ten students.
•Contact phone number of group leader
•Billing address of school/organization
•Email address of group leader
•Are you having lunch at the aquarium? You are welcome to bring your own lunches.
•Would you like to order lunches from the Nautica Café?
•Special needs of your students?

Please note:

•All programs are guided by an aquarium staff member.
•Most programs run 90 minutes. Please include an additional 30 minutes if you are staying for lunch.
•Chaperoned groups are welcome to tour the exhibits on their own after the guided tour ends, program fee includes admission.
•Some programs are full-day programs. Please plan 3 hours (including 30 minutes for lunch) for:
Aquatic Animal Adaptations, Lakes & Rivers, and Land, Lake, & River
•Some programs have age and class size restrictions.

Program Fees:

•One required adult chaperone is admitted free for every ten students.
•For self-contained classes with special needs, one adult is admitted free for every five students.
•A student whose family is an Annual Pass holder is admitted free. The student must be able to provide the pass on the date of the visit.

Preschool (I See Sea Creatures) : $6.95 per student, additional chaperones are $15.95 per person

K-12 Students : $8.95 per student, Additional chaperones are $15.95 per person

Marine Science Tour : $20.00 per student, additional chaperones are $20.00 per person

Cuyahoga Connection : $15.95 per student, additional chaperones are $20.00 per person

Aquatic Trek : $8.95 per students, additional chaperones are $15.95 per person

Land, Lake, and River : $17.00 per student and adult chaperone

Special Needs : $8.95 per student, additional chaperones are $8.95 per person

Outreach Programs : $150.00 for first session +$75.00 for additional session. *Contact for pricing outside Cuyahoga County


•We accept check, credit card, or purchase orders for education groups.
•We do NOT accept cash.
•If paying by check or credit card, please bring payment with you on the day of the trip.
•If paying with a purchase order, we require a copy of the purchase order at least 7 days before you visit. We invoice on the day of the trip when the final headcount is determined.

Class Grant:

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium Splash Fund is offering a grant to help offset ticket costs for school visits to the aquarium for qualifying schools.  For more information please contact Tami Brown at