General Admission

General Admission Tickets:

General admission tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium can be purchased online, in person at the GCA ticket counter and over the phone by calling 216.862.8803. General admission tickets are valid for two full years, and are authorized on the date of your visit. There are no refunds for purchased tickets, annual passes or Aquarium experience packages. Tickets purchased online are general admission only.

To purchase general admission tickets, please click here.

General Admission Pricing:

  • Adults (13+): $19.95
  • Children (2-12): $13.95
  • Children under the age of 2 and guests 100 and better are admitted free of charge

Every Day Discounts:

These rates are only available at the GCA ticket counter with official military ID; they are not available online or over the phone.
  • Adults (13+): $17.95
  • Children (2-12): $11.95
  • Seniors (60+): $17.95.
Military rates apply to active duty military or retired military and their immediate family.

Your GCA 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.