This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Last week the kids and I spent lots of time together on Spring Break! Emma and I were on break, and DJ still had class but since he’s still virtual he had a light week so he could enjoy our time together as well! We were invited to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to check out the safety precautions and explore their Spring Discovery Days.
Spring Discovery Days at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium guest can try the “I Spy” challenge, learn animal trivia, or try their hand at shark tooth identification.
Beginning March 19 and running through April 11, Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be open Mondays – Thursdays from 10am – 5pm* and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am – 6pm (Last admission one hour before closing).
Initially, Spring Break was going to be spent at home because we are still watching COVID numbers. We haven’t been to any indoor museums or attractions since COVID started. We have only been to drive-thru events.
Sanitization stations were placed all around the aquarium, including the entrance and exit before entering the gift shop!
Direction markers, 6ft place markers, and arrows were on the ground to ensure that guests are socially distanced and adhering to the COVID restrictions. I was also very glad to see mid-way through our tour the sign to remind guests of how to properly wear their masks! I know sometimes as you walk through places you get comfortable but this reminded you to wear your mask properly!
What I loved about our experience is that we could purchase tickets in advance so entry to the aquarium was a contactless transaction and we had to be there at our reserved time! For general admission, you must purchase advance tickets, and for pass holders, you must make reservations!
With all of the requirements and safety measurements in place, my children still had an amazing time and have been talking about it ever since! I caught my son sharing with his Grandmother yesterday about our trip to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium last week!
So in my book, if they’re still talking about visiting the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, they enjoyed it!
And the question that we have received the most about visiting the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, is if the Sting-Ray Exhibit is open? YES!!! You can still pet the sting-rays! They do ask you to keep moving after a while of standing there at the tank, but really they give you a lot of time to stand and pet them before asking you to keep moving so others can come in and have a chance!
What do you have planned for Spring Break? Have you started back visiting attractions in your city?
If you’re still planning for Spring Break, I sure hope you add visiting the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for their Spring Days to your list!