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

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

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Traveling The Silk Road – New Exhibit Opens at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History May 31

A new exhibit will be opening this week (Saturday May 31st) at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!

Traveling The Silk Road - A Cleveland Museum of Natural History Exhibit May 31 through October 5, 2014
Traveling The Silk Road – A Cleveland Museum of Natural History Exhibit May 31 through October 5, 2014

Take a journey across Asia and discover the spectacular sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trade route of ancient times. Named for the fabric that enticed traders from all over the world, the Silk Road spanned the far reaches of China to the center of the Islamic world.

  • Emboss a passport with symbols as you travel from one city to the next.
  • Experience a full-scale re-creation of a night market, complete with spices, luxury goods and precious raw materials.
  • Walk through a 41-foot-long replica of the prow of an Arabian sailing ship, with a cutaway view of its cargo below deck.

Traveling the Silk Road features immersive re-creations of ancient settings, life-size models, engaging videos and hands-on activities. This exhibition is free with Museum admission.

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World
May 31 through October 5, 2014
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

Visit The Cleveland Museum of Natural History‘s website for more information!

NOTE: Museum will be closed Independence Day, August 25 – 28, and Labor Day