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Cleveland, OH – The Greater Cleveland Aquarium will open its doors to the public on Saturday, January 21, 2012, with special pass holder preview days on Thursday and Friday January 19 and 20, 2012.  The Aquarium is the only free-standing aquarium in Ohio.  It will be home to more than five thousand freshwater and saltwater fish for visitors to enjoy. 

“Our opening date is determined by a variety of construction and other planning deadlines, and many of the key dates have been met. We are thrilled to be opening so early in the new year.” said Greater Cleveland Aquarium General Manager Tami Brown. 

 The Greater Cleveland Aquarium website has officially launched for guests to find information about many aspects of the aquarium.   Details include:

 Hours:                            Seven days a week from 10am to 6pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Admission:                    Adults $21.95, children (2 to 12 years old), $15.95. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

Annual Passes:            Adult: $50; Couple: $90; Family (2 adults and 2 children): $130; Additional Child passes can be purchased with any of these levels for $25 each

 Annual passes to the aquarium are now on sale through the website and will be valid through January 2013.  Guests can purchase annual passes online at  Annual passes start at $50 and make a great holiday gift.  

For additional information about annual passes, hours, exhibits, special events and employment opportunities, visit  The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse  on the west bank of the Flats, and was designed and built by Marinescape New Zealand.

Article Courtsey of WOIO 19 Action News