Disclaimer: My family was provided free admission to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to meet Scuba Claus and share our experience.
We recently checked out the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and met Scuba Claus for the first time! And let me just say, we are hooked on the experience! While it may seem a bit fish-y to see him underwater, he is one of the kindest Santa’s we’ve ever met! My child thought it was so silly that Santa was in the tank with sharks.
But before I divulge the details about Scuba Claus, let met me start at the beginning. Also, don’t miss the giveaway for tickets at the end!
About the Aquarium & Favorites From Our Visit:
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse building in the flats district of Cleveland.
Upon arrival at the aquarium for the Scuba Claus event, we were given the opportunity to walk through the entire aquarium first! Scuba Claus is located at the end of the aquarium in the Shark Gallery and Sea Tube. If you have never been to the aquarium, you are in for a special treat! The aquatic life is absolutely gorgeous and plentiful at more than 1400 freshwater and saltwater animals from Lake Erie and across the globe. The tank set up creates a warm and fun experience. The main exhibits in the aquarium are:
- Ohio Lakes & Rivers
- Asia & Indonesia
- Tropical Forest
- Industry & Habitat
- Giant Pacific Octopus
- Coastal Boardwalk
- Tropical Reef
- Shark Gallery & SeaTube
Each exhibit offers a large variety of aquatic life to observe and learn about. We loved seeing the Ohio Lakes & Rivers aquatic life which included catfish and turtles. Several of the aquatic animals, we had never seen before or knew that they lived in the water systems around us. The area also opened our eyes to the dangers these aquatic creators face, like pollution in the water systems and what is being done to clean it up.
In the Asia and Indonia area, we were totally engulfed on the giant pink gourami! He enjoyed checking us out as we walked around the tank. In previous trips, we’ve seen this fish fed and it was such a treat to watch! The poison dart frogs in the Tropical Forest area were a favorite as they were very active jumping around and even walking and jumping up the tank glass!
One of our favorite areas was the Coastal Boardwalk where we were given the rare opportunity to feed the ‘smiling’ stingrays. When you catch a glimpse of the underside of these animals, they literally look like they are smiling.
We really enjoyed walking through the exhibit at our own pace.
Scuba Santa & the Shark Gallery:
The last area in the aquarium to explore is the Shark Gallery & SeaTube. This area holds 230,000 gallons of water and is filled with a few different shark species, stingrays, eels, and several varieties of fish! This is where we met up with Scuba Claus. Santa spoke to us from the water, and we were able to ask him questions like what his elf’s name was and also why he had an elf in the water with him – it’s for safety in case you were curious! Scuba Claus was probably the kindest, friendliest Santa we’ve met. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
He and his elf also patiently posed for several photos with us. He was patient, kind and we walked away with some really fun images.
I partnered up with the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to offer a giveaway. The winner will have the option to choose from:
- four free admission tickets for Scuba Claus Meet and Greets OR
- six free general admission tickets good for one year to the aquarium!
Here’s how you can enter:
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This giveaway will close at 11:59PM on December 9, 2022. The winner will be notified the following day. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. In order to claim your tickets, you will need to provide contact information such as name, email address, or / and mailing address.
Happy holidays & good luck!