Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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In 1995 John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) proclaimed September 19th the day when we should all talk like pirates. 
Save your doubloons by celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD).
On Wednesday, September 19, come dressed as a pirate or read a randomly selected phrase while doing your best pirate impression and receive $5 off of your admission that day.
“A little practice will help you deliver those ‘arrrrrrrrs,’ ‘mateys’ and ‘ahoys’ with confidence and character,” jokes Erin Bauer, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Aquarium. There are many pirate phrases from which to choose, notes Bauer. “An actual pirate was referred to as a freebooter and a landlubber is someone with very little sailing experience.”  
The first 75 daring buccaneers to attempt an ITLAPD phrase at the Ticket Counter receive an eyepatch. 
In addition to regularly scheduled Sharks & Scuba Talks (11:15am & 1:30pm) and a stingray feed (3pm), other  International Talk Like A Pirate Day Aquarium fun includes:
  • the opportunity to craft your own pirate accessories (11am-3pm), 
  • appearances by friendly land shark Finn (11:30am & 2pm),
  • a chance to win prizes or a year-long family pass by embarking on a scavenger hunt and
  • searching for “hidden treasure” in the exhibits (10am-5pm).  
Greater Cleveland Aquarium (West Bank of the Flats, FirstEnergy Powerhouse, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio 441113; 216.862.8803; greaterclevelandaquarium.com)
Wednesday, September 19, 10am – 5pm (last admission ticket sold at 4pm)
   $5 off regular admission at Ticket Counter only; not available online or in conjunction with any other offer
For more information, visit greaterclevelandaquarium.com 
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Talk Like a Pirate on Sept. 19 to Receive $5 Arrff at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium!!!



Ahoy, me hearties! Save your doubloons by celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD).

In 1995 John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) proclaimed September 19th the day when we should all talk like pirates and that’s what is happening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium on September 19th,  because who wants to be thought of as a boring, bilge-sucking son-of-a-biscuit-eater who’d rather swab the deck than embark on an aquatic adventure?

On Tuesday, September 19, read a randomly selected phrase while doing your best pirate impression and receive $5 off of your admission that day.

The first 200 brave buccaneers receive an eyepatch.

In addition to regularly scheduled full facemask dive shows and stingray feeds, other Talk Like a Pirate Day Aquarium activities for kids include:

  • a dress-up chest and paper plate pirate craft
  • a swashbuckling story for the wee ones told by our own Lake Erie Monster-seeking Captain NEO
  • an appearance by land shark mascot Finn
  • a target shark feed and
  • a chance to search for treasure in the exhibits.

Where: Greater Cleveland Aquarium West Bank of the Flats, First Energy Powerhouse, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio 441113  216.862.8803 greaterclevelandaquarium.com

When: Tuesday, September 19, 10am – 5pm (last admission ticket sold at 4pm)

For more information, visit greaterclevelandaquarium.com.

Follow or share on social using the hashtags #ITLAPD and #CLEAQUARIUM

Grandparents are FREE at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium – September 8 – 10, 2017


Hey Grandparents! Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos?  Well, how about the Greater Cleveland Aquarium?

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is offering one (1) free admission for Grandma or Grandpa on Grandparent’s Day Weekend (Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10 from 10 am to 5 pm) with the purchase of one child or adult general admission.

Whether you go nose-to-nose with a spiny tailed lizard, feed a stingray or take a selfie with a shark, it’s a great opportunity to make memories!

The first 50 grandparents each day receive a commemorative button.

Families can fill out an aquatic-themed word search for a chance to win a 1-year Grandparents Annual Pass (good for 2 adults 60+ and 2 children ages 2-18).

And youngsters can also make a hand-trace Grandparents’ Day fish card in the 2nd floor Exploration Station.

Other activities throughout the weekend include special cichlid “Dish on Fish” feeding talks by Aquarium staffers at 11:45 am daily.

Grandparents visiting on Saturday and Sunday will also be treated to complimentary coffee and tea from 10 – 11 am.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse – Flats West Bank, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

For more information, call 216.862.8803 or visit greaterclevelandaquarium.com!

Grandparents’ Day weekend discounts can only be applied to in-person admission purchased September 8 – 10 before 4pm at the Aquarium front ticket counter. Admission must be used that day and cannot be combined with another offer.     

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium Welcomes Electrifying New Resident

An electrifying new exhibit will open this Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Taking up residence in a 600-gallon enclosure at the aquarium will be a four-foot long mature South American freshwater electric eel.  The exhibit is sponsored by FirstEnergy Corp.

New Electric Eel Exhibit at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Electric eels use electrocytes to generate up to 600 volts, more than five times the voltage of a standard 110-volt electrical outlet.

“We’re pleased to assist in bringing this important educational opportunity to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium,” said John Skory, regional president of the Illuminating Company, a FirstEnergy utility.  “The aquarium has proven popular with residents and tourists young and old, and seeing fascinating new exhibits like the electric eel is one reason people like to return.”

The electric eel joins more than 200 species of fish, reptiles, and other marine life in the aquarium’s state-of-the-art 500,000 gallon facility.  The electric eel exhibit will be located in the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Exploration Station gallery on the 2nd floor of the FirstEnergy Powerhouse.

Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium @CleAquaruim

For questions please contact the Greater Cleveland Aquarium at 216.862.8803.

Make a SPLASH for Autism in September with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Cleveland Clinic Children’s

The Greater Cleveland AquariumThe Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Cleveland Clinic Children’s are pairing up to increase awareness and raise funds to support research for their Autism Center. For the entire month of September, The Greater Cleveland Aquarium will donate $5 of every regular admission ticket purchased from September 1st through September 30th, 2014 to Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The general public can purchase tickets in two ways: online securely at www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/ or at the box office with cash or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover).

The money raised will go directly to treatment services and research for autism in order to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects brain functioning and impairs child development and learning. The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism offers treatment services both on-site and in the community. As part of Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned research-based medical center, the Center for Autism is committed to fostering research to gain a better understanding of the causes of autism and to investigate effective treatments.

“The Greater Cleveland Aquarium team is excited to partner with the Clinic for this important cause,” says Tami Brown, General Manager. “Now that we are locally owned, we look forward to playing a much larger role in the community, and this program is a perfect start.”

For questions about supporting this worthy local cause please contact the Greater Cleveland Aquarium at 216.862.8803.