Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the GCA ticket counter:
Adults $19.95, Children $13.95, and Seniors $17.95 (60 and older)
Child rate applies to anyone 2-12 years old. 13 and older is an adult
Children under the age of 2 and guests over 100 are free
There are no refunds for purchased tickets, annual passes, or aquarium experience packages.
Adults $17.95, children $11.95, and seniors (60+) $17.95. These rates are not available online, only at the GCA ticket counter with official military ID.
Rate applies to active duty military or retired military and their immediate family.
Purchase an Annual Pass for the best discount on year-round admission plus avoid the lines by showing your annual pass for fast and easy admission. Passes are name specific. All names must be provided at time of purchase. Currently, there is no guest option.
Annual Pass rates:
Family – $130 – 2 adults and 2 children ages 2-12
Grandparents – $130 – 2 adults and 2 children ages 2-12
Couple – $90 – 2 Adults
Single Adult – $50 – 1 Adult
Senior Adult – $45 – 1 Adult
Senior Couple – $80 – 2 Adults
*Additional children can be added to each pass for an additional $25 per child
*Additional adult children can be added to each pass for an additional $50 per child
Unlimited admission to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for one year during regular business hours.
Parking: One free for every three: visit the Aquarium twice and on your third visit parking in the Nautica Parking lot is free of charge.
Discount on Under the Sea Birthday Party Package
Express entry through our pass holder entrance
Invitations to pass holder parties, exhibit openings and special events
Discount on special Aquarium programs
10% discount on gift shop purchases
10% discount on cruises aboard the Nautica Queen (*Not valid on Holidays or Special Events*)
10% off Nautica Cafe purchases Monday – Friday Only
FREE Discover Scuba Experience from Just Add Water call 440.942.7575 to schedule
We have also developed two brand new donor level memberships aimed to assist local schools: the Ensign Membership and the Lieutenant Membership. The Ensign level membership is $250 and includes one family pass consisting of two adults and two children (2-12), a GCA pass holder car decal, and a $120 donation to our education fund to cover the cost of transportation for an educational class to visit the GCA. The Lieutenant level membership is $500 and includes one family pass consisting of two adults and up to four children any age under 17, a Behind the Scenes tour for up to six people, and a $210 donation to cover the cost of GCA admission for an educational class of 20 students. We encourage you to consider these two memberships and to pass on this information to friends and family who share the same love for education as we do.
Your Greater Cleveland Aquarium experience will take at least 1½ hours. Your tickets are good all day and you may reenter once you exit as long as the Aquarium is not at capacity. The Aquarium Gift Shop closes at 5 PM. When scheduling your visit note that Cleveland is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible.
ONLINE TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS