Greater Cleveland Aquarium Kicks Off ‘Fin Fest’ on Sunday

Greater Cleveland Aquarium Kicks Off ‘Fin Fest’ on Sunday

Photo courtesy of GCA

Believing there’s much more to revere than fear when it comes to sharks, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is putting a week-long spotlight on these creatures from August 9-16 as part of its annual Fin Fest celebration.

“We’re obsessed with these ‘jaw-some’ apex predators 24/7/365 at the aquarium, but during Fin Fest we’ll be working to build a broader appreciation for the diversity, importance and plight of sharks by sharing shark-themed videos, trivia and more,” says Aquarium Curator Ray Popik.

Popik will even be offering up his expertise during a free “Ask Us Any-Fin” public Livestream event on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the event can be found here.

In addition to the livestream Shark Gallery Q&A, Greater Cleveland Aquarium e-news and YouTube subscribers will be treated to the debut of two new shark-focused educational videos. Aquarium guests can see and learn more about four different shark residents: brown banded, nurse, sandbar and sandtiger sharks. On weekdays, children will be given a take-home temporary tattoo and a make-and-take shark craft.

During Fin Fest, everyone is invited to test their shark knowledge with a short Fin Fest quiz (coming soon on for a chance to win a plush shark and an annual family pass (value $155). One winner will be randomly chosen and announced by 5 p.m. on August 16.

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