The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is celebrating Shark Week with its own Fin Fest, through Sunday. Shark Week, the annual Discovery Channel series, has become an American summer tradition. It runs through Sunday, August 16. In honor of this, the Aquarium has planned its own fin fun. Fin Fest features online and in-person events for the whole family, including:
- Daily “meet and greets” with the Aquarium’s four different shark residents: brown banded, nurse, sandbar and sandtiger sharks.
- Make and take shark crafts and temporary tattoos.
- Fin Fest painting sessions.
- A trivia contest.
- The debut of two new shark-focused educational videos.
“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.
The Aquarium is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with pre-purchased, timed tickets. Located inside the FirstEnergy Powerhouse, West Bank of the Flats, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland; 216-862-8803. See greaterclevelandaquarium.com for tickets and more information.