Monday, August 13, 2012
There's something fishy about Alivia's family, so the Greater Cleveland Aquarium was a Must-Do Plank on the Zimmerman Family Dock
Alivia Zimmerman is destined to know and love fish and water. These things run deep in her bloodline, for generations. At age 2, Alivia has already caught her first fish and experienced countless kayak outings. She also visited the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, with which she has family connections. These are planks on the dock most kids haven’t set foot on, but there’s something fishy about Alivia’s family. In fact, there’s a lot that’s fishy about the Zimmerman clan. Alivia’s dad, Brian Zimmerman (a Stark County native) has been fishing since he was younger than Alivia is now. From early childhood on, he meticulously kept a “fish journal,” carefully documenting nearly every fish he ever caught. He was one of those kids who found his …
Monday, January 30, 2012
See the sharks, rays, fish, octopi and more at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in the Powerhouse
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Monday, January 30, 2012
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium opened Jan. 21 in Cleveland's historic Powerhouse. Check out the fish, sharks, mollusks and reptiles it houses. It costs $22 for an adult ticket; $16 for a child between two and 11. Guests can save time at the door by buying their tickets online.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The new Greater Cleveland Aquarium is hosting it's Grand Opening Gala on Saturday
It's cold outside and it's hard to imagine crystal blue waters with tropical fish swimming around you. But this weekend it can happen. The new Greater Cleveland Aquarium is hosting it's Grand Opening Gala, starting on Saturday, Jan. 21. The aquarium is located at 2000 Sycamore St. in Cleveland. Even though the gala tickets are sold out, the grand opening is exciting enough. The new aquarium featurs a variety of fish including sharks, stingrays, octopii, starfish, and more. You can catch these sea creatures from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Adult tickets are $22, children are $16, and those under two are free. Tickets can be purchased here and you can find out more information at their website, www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Poll results reveal more people prefer not to have strollers at the facility.
You voted — 482 of you to be specific. At the point of writing this, 69 percent of voters prefer to ban strollers at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. In the comments: Some valued the walking space. "Most aquariums have the same policy!...It was nice to not have to be blocked behind tons of strollers like the indoor areas at the zoo on a busy day," Amy Harper said. While others feel strollers are safer in crowds. "The rush? Would it not be safer for little children to be in a stroller so they do not get trampled?" asked Miranda EarthCaller. And one had a possible explanation for that rush. "My understanding is that strollers are not permitted for opening weekend and the initial weeks due to the crowds that are expected and the layout of the …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Take our poll and tell us what you think!
It's just a little over two weeks until the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium opens on the West Bank of the Flats. And there's a small controversy already. Management at the Aquarium, built in the First Energy Powerhouse, has decided to not allow strollers and wagons in the Aquarium. This has caused some upset among parents, who are posting on the Aquarium's Facebook page, and other pages, that the policy is unfair and discriminates against children. Others have posted that they're glad of the policy, one person saying they're sick of being run into by "SUV sized strollers" without even getting an apology. Aquarium management has stated that the policy is only in effect for the first few months, at least until the initial rush dies down. What…