The Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Ohio Lakes and Rivers gallery recently went under renovation to make the exhibit bigger and better then ever! Now
including a waterfall, new species additions and larger tanks, the gallery creates a forest-like feel for guests looking to learn about the interesting
aquatic life that also calls the state of Ohio home.
With a spotlight focusing around Lake Erie, guests have the opportunity to recognize and learn about the aquatic life that inhibits Ohio’s own Great Lake,
creating an exhibit unlike anything you would encounter at any other aquarium.
New cosmetic additions include photo murals of iconic Cleveland locations, trees, a new floor, rocks, waterfalls and sound effects, as well as some new
Possibly the biggest addition to Ohio Lakes and Rivers is the Explorer’s Hut. What was once just a plain wall is now a place where guests can get up close
and personal with microscopic organisms and even interact with GCA’s own real explorer.
Another large addition is the reptile wall, which is now home to snakes, turtles and more! While looking at the new creatures, guests can step on the
interactive projection floor, designed to look like a stream.
Some of the fish you’ll find here are the hybrid striped bass, black crappie, brown bullhead catfish, yellow perch, large mouth bass, channel catfish, and
the shovel nose sturgeon. The gallery is also home to many different species of turtles.
When you’re walking around and exploring, those birds you’re hearing are actually native to Ohio as well.
GCA wanted to create a gallery that would spark guest’s attention from the moment they began their tour of the aquarium and keep them hooked from start to
finish, while hopefully bringing out their Cleveland pride.
So, what are you waiting for? You’re not going to want to miss this. Come visit us and all of our newest aquatic life friends today! O-H-I-O!