Hours, Directions & Parking

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm*

*Last admission sold at 4pm

You can visit us almost any time. We’re open 363 days a year!
(Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Open Christmas Eve, 10am-2pm.)

Road Construction Alert

There is a temporary Columbus Road Lift Bridge outage. If you planned to travel that way (across the bridge by Hooples), we suggest staying on West 25th Street to Washington. All other routes are open at this time. 

Need further assistance? Call us at 216.862.8803.

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We are located on the West Bank of the Cuyahoga River in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse near Shooters on the Water, Windows on the River, The Nautica Queen and Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. If a bridge is out or you need additional assistance with directions, please call 216.862.8803.


In addition to street spots, there is a paid parking lot directly in front of the Aquarium.

Paid Parking*: Monday – Friday $3  •  Saturday $6  •  Sunday $5

Parking is always FREE for Greater Cleveland Aquarium Pass Holders. To learn more about free return admission, event discounts and other year-round Pass Holder benefits, click here.

*Cash only. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Water Taxi:

Cleveland Metroparks offers a FREE seasonal water taxi between the East and West Bank of the Cuyahoga River. For details and availability, click here.