Daily Activities at the Aquarium:

01:30 PM SCUBA Divers are in the Shark Exhibit

General Admission and Annual Pass Information

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
  • Seniors (60+): $17.95
  • Children under the age of 2 and guests 100 and better are admitted free of charge

Discounted Military Rate:

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.
Rate applies to active duty military or retired military and their immediate family.

Annual Pass Options:

Are you looking for all-year access to our African Spurred tortoises, or our 11,000 gallon stingray Touch Pool? Look no further.  Purchase an Annual Pass for the best discount on year-round admission. Please note that GCA annual passes are name specific, and that all names must be provided at time of purchase.

Annual Pass Pricing:

  • Adult (1 adult): $50
  • Senior Adult (1 adult 60+): $45
  • Couple (2 adults): $90
  • Senior Couple (2 adults 60+): $80
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children 2-12): $130
  • Grandparents (2 adults 60+ and 2 children 2-12): $130
*Additional children (2-12) can be added to each pass for an additional $25 per child
*Additional children (13-17) can be added to each pass for an additional $50 per child

To purchase a GCA annual pass, please click here.

Annual Pass Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for one year during regular business hours
  • Parking: FREE for pass holders
  • Discount on birthday parties
  • Express entry through our pass holder entrance on crowded days
  • 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*)
  • 20% off Nautica Cafe purchases
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.