The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is proud to announce that, after a year of construction, Ohio's only freestanding aquarium is set for its Grand Opening on January 21, 2012.
In celebration of Cleveland's newest downtown attraction, the GCA is hosting a Grand Opening Gala on January 19, 2012.
This unique, formal event will give visitors an advance look at the Aquarium's stunning new facility at 2000 Sycamore Street in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse. Visitors purchasing tickets at the Captain level ($1,000 for two tickets) will receive an advance, private tour of the aquarium's 1 million gallon space, champagne toast, and special gift along with dinner, refreshments, and access to the silent auction while enjoying reserved seating in the VIP area in the Bridgeview Room.
Those purchasing tickets at the First Mate price ($150 each) will receive an assigned time to tour the Aquarium and a special gift to go with dinner and refreshments in the Riverview Room and City Room, and access to the silent auction.
Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium Education Fund. The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland supports families whose children receive treatment at area medical centers by providing a home like environment and essential resources and services. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium Education Fund provides transportation scholarships to schools that cannot afford busses to attend education programs at the Aquarium.
Individuals or organizations interested in attending or sponsoring this event can visit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland HERE.