- 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).
WELL, BLOW ME DOWN! TALKING LIKE A PIRATE ON SEPT. 19 TRANSLATES TO $5 OFF AQUARIUM ADMISSION
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.
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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.
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.
For questions please contact the Greater Cleveland Aquarium at 216.862.8803.
The 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.