This past Thursday, I had the honor of being invited to attend the official ribbon-cutting and sneak-peak opening of the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium. In a word: Wow! Northeast Ohio has a new gem in its line-up of family friendly attractions.
Now, you may have been to other aquariums, but this one has its own flair, not just in the marine life offerings, but in its incorporation of the existing architecture. Marinescape, the designer of this aquarium, has built over 20 aquariums all over the globe, and they have chosen Cleveland for their first entry into the USA.
These folks are geniuses in design as they have figured out how to maximize use of uniquely shaped rooms in a former Powerhouse! I don’t want to give away all of the secrets, but think about a tank full of spiny lobsters that peers down at the humans instead of the other way around at so many seafood restaurants!
Long story short, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is about 45,000 square feet of fun and learning about aquaculture from Lake Erie to the greatest coral reefs! I am looking forward to bringing my family back soon, so they can share in the experience! Way to go Cleveland!
Note: Photos courtesy of Greater Cleveland Aquarium