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Scuba Claus is coming to town

Knowing that many divers say their time underwater has a calming effect, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that one jolly old elf escapes the hustle and bustle of toy making by getting into a 230,000-gallon shark exhibit.  Scuba Claus returns to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in December to dive, relax and spread some holiday cheer. 

Guests of all ages are invited to explore the aquatic attraction on the West Bank of the Flats and make merry with the man in red during special Scuba Claus Meet & Greet Days:

Thursdays, December 10 & 17, 4:30–7pm 
Fridays, December 11 & 18 4:30–7pm  
Saturdays, December 12 & 19, 8:30–10am 

Tickets include full Aquarium access and are available by advance purchase only and are $24.95 for guests ages 13+, $18.95 for children ages 2-12.  Adult and child annual pass holders ages 2+ can reserve tickets for $5 each.  Admission is always free for children younger than 2. 

“After guests tour the Aquarium and complete an animal spotting activity, they can stop to talk to Scuba Claus while he’s underwater,”  says Aquarium General Manager Stephanie White. “It's an opportunity to share a special wish for the holidays, discuss cookie preferences or ask questions about diving.” An Aquarium team member will be on hand to snap a complimentary digital photo with Scuba Claus.  All children will receive an “I Saw Scuba Claus” sticker, temporary tattoo, activity book and craft.

Aquarium capacity will be limited and entry timed to ensure social distancing. All Clean Committed protocols will remain in place. 

The Aquarium is located at 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland.  Call 216.862.8803 or visit them online at for more information.