#RiverReborn Family Celebration
Saturday, June 22, 12 - 5pm
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) invite the community to a Cuyahoga50 #RiverReborn Family Celebration filled with feel-good music and hands-on kids’ activities. Join them along with Cleveland History Center, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Creative Concepts in Music’s Sheela Das, Holden Forest & Gardens, International Women’s Air & Space Museum, National First Ladies’ Library, Nautica Queen, Sierra Club and other organizations for an afternoon of make-and-take crafts, games and informational displays focused on being good stewards of our natural resources. “Whether it’s making recycled water bottle fish, ship or plane, taking a narrated walk along the Cuyahoga or guessing how long it takes trash to break down, there will be dozens of added interactive opportunities throughout our galleries,” says Splash Fund Director and Greater Cleveland Aquarium GM Tami Brown.
On June 22, 1969 the Cuyahoga caught fire. While the crooked river and other bodies of water across the country had burned prior to that particular incident, a Time magazine photo and article made the waterway symbolic of America’s treatment of its natural resources. Ultimately the incident sparked conservation efforts and led to the Clean Water Act. Today, the water flowing by the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is home to more than 60 species of fish. “The regional commemoration is a reminder of the importance of our natural resources and a reflection on how far Northeast Ohio and the nation have come in cleaning up our waterways,” says Brown. “This family friendly afternoon will be filled with fun activities and organizations that can help future generations begin to understand their relation to and impact on the natural world.”
The rain-or-shine afternoon event is open to all guests of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. All activities are included with Aquarium admission which is $19.95 (ages 13+) and, $13.95 (ages 2 – 12). Children under the age of 2 and guests over the age of 100 are admitted free. In-person discounts are available for seniors, first responders, military and college students.