Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Why don’t do something special that your sweetheart will love and have Date Night at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium? Love is in the air AND underwater during Valentine’s Day THAT’S A-MORAY weekend, February 11-14, 2022 with extended “date night” hours on Friday and Saturday and Valentine’s Day activities all weekend long for the whole family.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium Valentine’s Day Weekend Activities
There will be a family-friendly, romance-themed “I Spy” challenge, animal courtship facts, oversized Valentine’s Day cards and a little mood music in the galleries all weekend.
“Bring a date, a friend or your family,” says General Manager Stephanie White. “This is a chance to escape the February chill and learn about animals you adore with people you love.” I agree! The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is the perfect spot to get away for a few hours inside where it is warm, while catching up with some truly amazing aquatic and other animals! You’ll want to enter the Splash of Romance Giveaway, valued at $765! One visitor will be chosen at random to win: Greater Cleveland Aquarium Couple Annual Pass ($90 value), a 60-minute private, afterhours Aquarium visit (based on availability and with advance reservation; $250 value), an original work of art painted by a box turtle ($50 value), a memento from the Aquarium’s Coral Cove gift shop ($25 value), a gift certificate that can be used when shopping for mid-century furniture, curated collectibles and Cleveland-made mementos at All Things for You ($50 value), a taste of Italy with a gift certificate valid at Luca and Lola Sema’s award-winning Superior Viaduct, downtown or Westlake restaurants ($100 value), a skyline cruise aboard the Nautica Queen ($100 gift certificate), a smoky barbecue meal for two from Proof Cleveland ($50 value) and an opportunity to head upstairs and browse the shelves for books you love at neighboring Visible Voice Books ($50 gift certificate). U.S. residents ages 21 and up are invited to enter before February 14, 2022. Some additional restrictions apply. For complete Splash of Romance rules or to enter, visit https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/event/splash-of-romance-giveaway/
There will be extended Date Night hours on Friday, February 11th & Saturday, February 12th ( 10am -7pm) if you’d like to make this your Valentine’s Day Date Night with your sweetheart.
Children can also participate in a free, online Valentine’s Day Box Turtle Painting Enrichment Art Party (Monday, February 14, 9:15am) from home. Aquarist Bethany H. will kick off the virtual offering by explaining how painting serves as an enrichment activity for a Greater Cleveland Aquarium outreach animal. Artist At Heart’s Denyse Carbonell will follow up that Q&A session by giving children step-by-step instructions for creating their own ode to this artistic outreach box turtle using crayons, markers or paints. (This Artist At Heart virtual program is shared via Facebook and YouTube. Participants should follow Artist At Heart on social media instructions on accessing the program.)
Valentine’s Day THAT’S A-MORAY Weekend at Greater Cleveland Aquarium Details
Friday, February 11 & Saturday, February 12, 10am – 7pm
Sunday & Monday, February 13 & February 14, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Included with Aquarium admission: $19.95 (ages 13+), $13.95 (ages 2-12), $0 (under 2 & Greater Cleveland Aquarium Annual Passholders); limited capacity; online, advance ticketing required for non-Passholders
West Bank of the Flats
2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Daily capacity for the Aquarium is limited and arrival is pre-scheduled for social distancing. Advance tickets are recommended for non-Passholders to ensure entry.