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Give and get something in return! Now through Thursday, November 9, Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Hunger Network are pa...
11/06/2023

Give and get something in return! Now through Thursday, November 9, Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Hunger Network are partnering for a Fall Donation Drive. That means you'll earn $5 off same-day admission when you bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene product to the Aquarium between 10am - 4pm.

This weekend is your chance to have a communal impact while you explore the underwater creatures of the Aquarium. Participating Passholders receive free admission for accompanying guest(s) for donation(s).

"'It’s as if the sea star is completely missing a trunk, and is best described as just a head crawling along the seafloo...
11/06/2023

"'It’s as if the sea star is completely missing a trunk, and is best described as just a head crawling along the seafloor,' said lead study author Laurent Formery, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, in a statement."

The heads of most animals are easily identifiable, but scientists haven’t been able to say the same for sea stars — until now.

Did you know 1 in 8 Ohioans cannot reliably afford food? That's why we're collecting non-perishable food items and hygie...
11/04/2023

Did you know 1 in 8 Ohioans cannot reliably afford food? That's why we're collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene products for Hunger Network.

Drop off canned vegetables, dry beans, nut butter, whole grain cereal and other much-needed items today through Thursday, November 9, between 10am and 4pm for $5 off your Aquarium admission that day.

Hunger Network served 161,191 families in 2022, something the nonprofit couldn’t do without help from the community — let's make 2023 another fantastic year. https://ow.ly/gAMQ50Q3gCC

Gift giving will be smooth sailing with a gift certificate for Cleveland’s newest attraction, Lady Caroline. Our four-de...
11/03/2023

Gift giving will be smooth sailing with a gift certificate for Cleveland’s newest attraction, Lady Caroline. Our four-deck cruise ship includes onboard entertainment, a freshly prepared meal and panoramic skyline and shoreline views.

Get a $10 bonus added for every $100 gift certificate purchased online now through December 31, and your lucky recipient can choose the 2024 cruise that best fits their schedule.

To purchase, visit the link in the bio, select the $100 Holiday Gift Certificate and enter code HOLIDAY at checkout.

And you thought your Halloween costume was good. These young frogs are thought to hide in plain sight by camouflaging as...
11/02/2023

And you thought your Halloween costume was good. These young frogs are thought to hide in plain sight by camouflaging as excrement.

The young offspring of a frog native to Southeast Asia display an "unusual color pattern", probably to camouflage themselves "as animal droppings" to escape predators, according to a study.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Hunger Network are partnering for a Fall Donation Drive this November! Don't miss out on ...
11/02/2023

Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Hunger Network are partnering for a Fall Donation Drive this November! Don't miss out on savings as you give back to the community.

As a part of our Nourish Our Neighbors event — running now through Thurs, Nov 9 — you can get $5 off same-day admission at the Aquarium when you bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene product between 10am - 4pm.

Do something thoughtful this week as you enjoy the Aquarium. Participating Passholders receive free admission for accompanying guest(s) for donation(s).

Rachel, a   team member, just won first place in The Nature Conservancy in Ohio's photo contest for the Landscape catego...
11/01/2023

Rachel, a team member, just won first place in The Nature Conservancy in Ohio's photo contest for the Landscape category. Titled 'Tuck In for the Night,' the photo captures a few little mushrooms beneath a mossy blanket as the sun sets over the Cleveland Metroparks. Congrats, Rachel!

It’s officially the season of giving and right now Greater Cleveland Aquarium and  are partnering so you can give back t...
11/01/2023

It’s officially the season of giving and right now Greater Cleveland Aquarium and are partnering so you can give back to your community.

As a part of our Nourish Our Neighbors fall donation drive —running Wed, Nov 1 through Thurs, Nov 9 — you can get $5 off same-day admission at the Aquarium when you bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene product between 10am - 4pm.

It’s estimated that 1 in 8 Ohioans cannot reliably afford food. Help change that when you bring canned veggies, cereal, toiletries and other much-needed products to your Aquarium visit.

We're having SO much fun! There are still some tickets for tonight's Pumpkins & Piranhas (Sun, Oct 29, 5 -8pm) and the s...
10/29/2023

We're having SO much fun! There are still some tickets for tonight's Pumpkins & Piranhas (Sun, Oct 29, 5 -8pm) and the sensory friendly night on Mon, Oct 30. Get yours online before they're gone. https://ow.ly/imHL50Q1TQX

New Day's Nicole finds out if piranhas deserve their ferocious reputation and learns more about the     event that bears...
10/27/2023

New Day's Nicole finds out if piranhas deserve their ferocious reputation and learns more about the event that bears their name. Get tickets for tonight's festivities on our website!

Cleveland Aquarium Pumpkins and Piranhas! Visit the Cleveland Aquarium to learn more about this afterhours Halloween celebration!

Nora The Explorer be onsite at   with animal encounters (reptiles, insects, etc.) Thursday - Sunday from 5-8pm for Pumpk...
10/26/2023

Nora The Explorer be onsite at with animal encounters (reptiles, insects, etc.) Thursday - Sunday from 5-8pm for Pumpkins & Piranhas. We don't want to run out of treat bags for costumed kiddos during these nights, so get your tix in advance on our website.

Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton learns about special festivities happening at the Cleveland Aquarium for Halloween. https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/

EVERYONE appreciates treats . . . even stingrays. Kenny Crumpton of Fox 8 News got a preview of our afterhours Pumpkins ...
10/25/2023

EVERYONE appreciates treats . . . even stingrays. Kenny Crumpton of Fox 8 News got a preview of our afterhours Pumpkins & Piranhas celebration with aquarist Ray P:

Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton learns about special festivities happening at the Cleveland Aquarium for Halloween. https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/

Tomorrow is the first night of Pumpkins & Piranhas. We're open Thurs, Oct 26 - Sunday, Oct 29, 5 - 8pm. (Mon, Oct 30 is ...
10/25/2023

Tomorrow is the first night of Pumpkins & Piranhas. We're open Thurs, Oct 26 - Sunday, Oct 29, 5 - 8pm. (Mon, Oct 30 is our sensory friendly night.) Treats, activities, animal encounters, diver interactions & more.

Pick out your costume and grab those tickets for our warm and dry celebration! https://ow.ly/Hjfq50PZQ2w

Hey NE Ohio! Don't have your   costume yet? Here is some inspo for this year's Pumpkins & Piranhas not-so-spooky nights ...
10/24/2023

Hey NE Ohio! Don't have your costume yet? Here is some inspo for this year's Pumpkins & Piranhas not-so-spooky nights Thurs, Oct 26 - Sun, Oct 29, 5-8pm. (We also have a sensory friendly session on Mon, Oct 30 for those who welcome a reduction in stimuli.)

Get your advance tickets so we have enough treat bags for all costumed kiddos. https://ow.ly/QhuZ50PZPzE

One of the great things about our Pumpkins & Piranhas afterhours   event (Thurs, Oct 26 - Sun, Oct 29, 5-8pm w/ a sensor...
10/23/2023

One of the great things about our Pumpkins & Piranhas afterhours event (Thurs, Oct 26 - Sun, Oct 29, 5-8pm w/ a sensory friendly session Mon, Oct 30) is that it's a great opportunity to wear that creative costume another time. Here are a few from past years.

Advance tickets requested so we have enough treat bags for the kiddos. Info here: https://ow.ly/lRWT50PZOHg

A bushynose pleco sucks algae off surfaces. A catfish species, instead of scales it is covered in armored plates. See th...
10/20/2023

A bushynose pleco sucks algae off surfaces. A catfish species, instead of scales it is covered in armored plates.

See these and other Wild, Weird and Creepy Creatures like sea lamprey and green tree pythons during our live, interactive, online program on Monday, October 30 from 4 – 4:30pm. Registration required.

Learn more or register here: https://ow.ly/TNft50PZa6l

You know that perfect kiss curl hairstyle Superman made famous? Curl-crested aracaris also have a signature look. A type...
10/19/2023

You know that perfect kiss curl hairstyle Superman made famous? Curl-crested aracaris also have a signature look. A type of toucan, curl-crested aracaris are named for their shiny black head feathers.

Have your costume picked out for Pumpkins & Piranhas Greater Cleveland Aquarium Oct 26 - Oct 29 (with a sensory friendly...
10/17/2023

Have your costume picked out for Pumpkins & Piranhas Greater Cleveland Aquarium Oct 26 - Oct 29 (with a sensory friendly night Oct 30)? Our dive team sure does. https://ow.ly/7WOJ50PXVym

[VIDEO] Our dive team is underwater 6 days a week for maintenance, cleaning, animal monitoring, education and guest inte...
10/15/2023

[VIDEO] Our dive team is underwater 6 days a week for maintenance, cleaning, animal monitoring, education and guest interaction. Experience their point-a-view with Dive Safety Coordinator Halle M.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to scuba dive at an Aquarium? Experience a typical day at Greater Cleveland Aquarium from a diver's point of vie...

Cleveland is spotlighting Superman right now, but not all heroes wear capes. The red-footed tortoise helps with the disp...
10/13/2023

Cleveland is spotlighting Superman right now, but not all heroes wear capes. The red-footed tortoise helps with the dispersal of seeds of tropical fruits and plants including figs and bromeliads.

We're SO excited for our annual afterhours   celebration Oct 26 - 30. There's still plenty of time to get your tickets, ...
10/11/2023

We're SO excited for our annual afterhours celebration Oct 26 - 30. There's still plenty of time to get your tickets, plan your costume and even make an at-home jack-o-lantern to get into the Pumpkins & Piranhas spirit!

Pumpkins & Piranhas 2023 takes place from Thursday, Oct. 26 - Monday, Oct. 30, and we're showing you how to make a paper jack-o-lantern to get in the spirit!...

Spotted handfish "walk around on the seafloor with modified pectoral fins that look like little fingered flippers" and a...
10/10/2023

Spotted handfish "walk around on the seafloor with modified pectoral fins that look like little fingered flippers" and are "the first marine fish to be flagged as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species."

The spotted handfish was the first marine fish to be flagged as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Yay! "The Center Street Swing Bridge, which connects the east and west banks of the Flats, reopened Monday after nearly ...
10/10/2023

Yay! "The Center Street Swing Bridge, which connects the east and west banks of the Flats, reopened Monday after nearly a two-and-a-half year hiatus." It's been confusing for our guests and a real hardship for The Flat Iron. We're excited to have this route available again! https://www.clevescene.com/news/rejoice-the-center-street-swing-bridge-has-finally-reopened-42904380?fbclid=IwAR2tEY0-gytwAEYTlMW9ZfpLp9NAQNL6MqRdq9-cUku1zxtIdMwZt_V3PJc

Nearby businesses and residents have cause for celebration

"Researchers evaluated the health of more than 8,000 amphibian species around the world and determined that nearly 41% —...
10/09/2023

"Researchers evaluated the health of more than 8,000 amphibian species around the world and determined that nearly 41% — 2,871 in total — are globally threatened."

Habitat loss, climate change and disease are pushing more animals toward the brink.

Add a splash of wonder to any day when you peer at poison dart frogs, smile back at a stingray or count the suckers on a...
10/09/2023

Add a splash of wonder to any day when you peer at poison dart frogs, smile back at a stingray or count the suckers on a giant Pacific octopus arm. We're open daily 10am - 5pm. https://ow.ly/wq1050PHeZh

From Ghostbusters to Minions, the   team dresses to impress and DIVES into   for Pumpkins & Piranhas nights. What will t...
10/04/2023

From Ghostbusters to Minions, the team dresses to impress and DIVES into for Pumpkins & Piranhas nights. What will they be this year? Follow link to see how you can be part of the Halloween fun this year and comment with your best costume guess. https://ow.ly/rQsL50PSUTu

Pumpkin decor,   costumes, pumpkin enrichment . . . jack-o-lanterns are a big part of the   annual Pumpkins & Piranhas H...
09/29/2023

Pumpkin decor, costumes, pumpkin enrichment . . . jack-o-lanterns are a big part of the annual Pumpkins & Piranhas Halloween celebration (Oct 26 - 29, 5-8pm with Sensory Friendly night Oct 30). This year, ours are being delivered to our doorstop by the Pumpkin People. Any suggestions for what we should carve? https://ow.ly/zYLj50PQHxt

What   would you wish for? Surinam toads already have stealth. These ambush predators remain still for long periods and ...
09/28/2023

What would you wish for? Surinam toads already have stealth. These ambush predators remain still for long periods and camouflage with rocks and leaf litter to surprise unsuspecting prey.

Pumpkins & Piranhas is expanding! This afterhours   event features nightly activities, trivia, animal encounters, costum...
09/27/2023

Pumpkins & Piranhas is expanding! This afterhours event features nightly activities, trivia, animal encounters, costumed divers, decor and treats for pint-sized witches, mummies and superheroes. (Advance tickets ensure we have enough treat bags for the kiddos!) https://ow.ly/NYLu50PPpeu

Join us for our final beach cleanup of the year on Thursday, October 5! Advance registration requested: https://ow.ly/iv...
09/26/2023

Join us for our final beach cleanup of the year on Thursday, October 5! Advance registration requested: https://ow.ly/ivWF50POKek

You have to see what happens in this video at 1:20!
09/25/2023

You have to see what happens in this video at 1:20!

This little cephalopod octopies our hearts.

Still room in our homeschool classes on September 28! Sign up for a morning or afternoon session exploring native habita...
09/24/2023

Still room in our homeschool classes on September 28! Sign up for a morning or afternoon session exploring native habitats (4-8) and getting to know some feathered friends (K-3). Registration required. https://ow.ly/2qjA50POLYw

Know a student considering a career in marine science or animal care, conservation or education? Career days allow stude...
09/23/2023

Know a student considering a career in marine science or animal care, conservation or education? Career days allow students to meet members of the team, experience a little of what they do and ask questions about their career journeys. Register now for our October 9 session. https://ow.ly/G5jg50POJeh

This Saturday, September 23,   invites guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences to explo...
09/22/2023

This Saturday, September 23, invites guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences to explore nearby lakes and faraway oceans beginning at 8:30am. https://ow.ly/VGBs50POKsm

Find out why marine biologist Jialing Cai took 1st place in the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 for her pic of a pap...
09/22/2023

Find out why marine biologist Jialing Cai took 1st place in the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 for her pic of a paper nautilus floating on ocean debris:

The wait is over – after showcasing its stunning finalists, the Ocean Photographer of the Year has now announced its 2023 winners. The first place was awarded to 25-year-old marine biologist and amateur photographer Jialing Cai for her stunning image of a paper nautilus floating on a piece of ocea...

Ever wished for super strength?! A giant Pacific octopus can lift up to 35 lbs with each of its large suckers. 💪        ...
09/21/2023

Ever wished for super strength?! A giant Pacific octopus can lift up to 35 lbs with each of its large suckers. 💪

09/19/2023

Arrrrr you ready to try out some high seas lingo during International Talk the Pirate Day? Neda shares some simple words and phrases that will have you sounding like Long John Silver in no time.

While we we think of as "pirate speech" is largely influenced by Robert Louis Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND and an array of Disney characters, it's still fun t...

Arrr you ready?! Sept 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we'll be sharing jokes, photos and other at-home ac...
09/18/2023

Arrr you ready?! Sept 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we'll be sharing jokes, photos and other at-home activities like this hand-print you can make with supplies you have around the house!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19, 2023! To celebrate we're showing you how to make this "matey" cute handprint pirate craft.Supplies Y...

  are beautiful but not a welcome sight in the western Atlantic. It’s believed this invasive species arrived in the ball...
09/17/2023

are beautiful but not a welcome sight in the western Atlantic. It’s believed this invasive species arrived in the ballast of ships or was released into this region from personal aquariums. With no natural predators, lionfish spread quickly. These voracious eaters are gobbling up many of the herbivore fish that are important for keeping algae in coral reefs in check. 📷 Amber Patrick // aterrormusical photography

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Start your day with a smile! Check out some newborns. https://youtu.be/hf_gZ3XJJ28
Diving with a Purpose salvages history from recovering slave ship relics to investigating aircraft flown by African American WWII pilots. " . . . the important thing is to make sure the story is told." http://ow.ly/j73p50Mritc
Uh-oh. Seems as though those "forever" chemicals are living up to their name. "PFAS concentrations averaged 278 times higher than chemicals found in commercially caught fish tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the last 3 years." http://ow.ly/xA7f50MvokU
"I found so many other Black marine scientists who were looking for a sense of community within the field." Dr. Tiara Moore talks about Black in Marine Science: http://ow.ly/bS4750MriRX
Carl Brashear was the "first amputee diver to be recertified as a US Navy diver in 1968." http://ow.ly/amXk50Mrimf
Meet 4 black female marine scientists who created "a space for diversity and inclusion, where women of all life stages can thrive in the world of marine science with the help of positive role models." https://youtu.be/KKIBUVnUvnM
Join us as we celebrate organizations and people blazing new trails, empowering communities and breaking down barriers during Difference-makers Days. admission is reduced temporarily Jan 16 - 27 and $1 from each guest ticket benefits United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland Ohio. http://ow.ly/IFl350MribK
Jelly? This animal has the secret to eternal life. After reproducing, the immortal jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii "can choose an alternative path and reverse its life cycle." http://ow.ly/xq9z50MqRMH
Studying social media, researchers believe the Hawaiian islands's most popular coral reefs "are likely being degraded by the very visitors they attract." http://ow.ly/RsYU50Mnmrc
AI facial recognition now being used to identify and track weedy and leafy sea dragons in Australia. http://ow.ly/Um3R50Ml1mY
Don’t miss National Geographic Live! Secrets of the Whales w/ Brian Skerry Playhouse Square Fri, Jan 13. The celebrated photographer explores and documents Earth’s oceans. Save 25% when you purchase tickets using code ORCA. https://bit.ly/WhalesGCA
We offer mini Urban Birding adventures perfect for your scout troop, company, class or extended family. https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/education-field-trips/urban-birding/
Did someone say January 5th is National Bird Day? There's WAY too much feathery fabulousness to celebrate in just 1 day!
[VIDEO] Kicking off the New Year with a look at some new residents. (Some stinking cute aquarium-born offspring!) https://youtu.be/hf_gZ3XJJ28