New and innovative changes are being planned and implemented to engage more people in learning about the Great Lakes and freshwater resources. Those exciting plans include the Discovery Center, a bright, spacious education center with three new classrooms, a teacher resource center and a distance-learning studio.
The Discovery Center will double our current classroom space, allowing Great Lakes Aquarium to grow its popular educational programming.
Great Lakes Aquarium has received $125,000 in gifts and challenge grants from the Minnesota Power Foundation to make this vision a reality. The Aquarium has met its $50,000 challenge for 2013 and is well on its way to meeting the 2014 challenge. Construction will begin in 2014.