Fin Fest is This Week at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Fin Fest is This Week at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Join the Greater Cleveland Aquarium any day this week to take part in Fin Fest, a week-long celebration of all things shark.

The event, which takes place July 22-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., is included with regular aquarium admission. Special activities are listed below by date. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how you can enter the Shark School Sweepstakes, which includes a one-year aquarium Family-Level Pass, among other prizes.

Each & Every Day:

  • Complete a shark-themed scavenger hunt for a chance to win an Annual Family Pass (or to have your Annual Pass renewed for 1 year)
  • Win shark trading cards, shark teeth and shark temporary tattoos
  • Learn simple tips for drawing a shark
  • Take home a commemorative family photo from Coral Cove Gift Shop for $6.99

Sunday, July 22

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 pm Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 2:30 p.m. Dish on Fish: Get aquarist insights on sharks & stingrays
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 3:30 p.m. Watch a shark feed in the seatube

Monday, July 23

  • 10 -11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See shark artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. Meet “land shark” mascot Finn
  • 12-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game

Tuesday, July 24

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. Meet “land shark” Finn
  • 12:30-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 2:30 p.m. Dish on Fish: Get aquarist insights on sharks & stingrays
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 3:30 p.m. Watch a shark feed in the seatube

Wednesday, July 25

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See shark artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. Meet “land shark” mascot Finn
  • 12-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 2 p.m. Kids’ Aquarium Shark Hat Parade & Story with Captain NEO
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game

Thursday, July 26

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. Meet “land shark” mascot Finn
  • 12-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 2:30 p.m. Dish on Fish: Get aquarist insights on sharks & stingrays
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 3:30 p.m. Watch a shark feed in the seatube

Friday, July 27

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See shark artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m. Meet “land shark” mascot Finn
  • 12-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game

Saturday, July 28

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 2 p.m. Kids’ Aquarium Shark Hat Parade & Story with Captain NEO
  • 3 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game

Sunday, July 29

  • 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge with the Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 11:15 a.m. Learn why divers aren’t afraid to get in the water during the Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a make & take shark craft
  • 1:30 p.m. Sharks & SCUBA Talk
  • 3:00 p.m. Try your hand at feeding a stingray ($2 reserved; limited daily availability)
  • 3-5 p.m. Shark Teeth Matching Game
  • 3:30 p.m. Watch a shark feed in the seatube

Shark School Sweepstakes

Enter to win a Shark School Sweepstakes package, which includes a one-year aquarium Family-Level Pass ($130 value – can be applied to renewal if already a Greater Cleveland Aquarium Passholder) and the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour with an aquarium shark expert (for winner and up to 3 guests at a mutually agreed upon time within 1 year of notification) to learn everything there is about sharks. Also included is a collection of shark teeth from the aquarium’s shark gallery, a shark plush, trading cards, stickers and temporary tattoos. The deadline to enter the sweepstakes is Thursday, July 26 at 5 p.m. EST.

Click here to enter Shark School Sweepstakes.

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