The Aquarium models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. With exhibits featuring hundreds of species, plan on spending a good amount of time here.
Explore our exhibits below!
Explore camouflage, coloring, mimicry and other visual tricks and behaviors that help sea creatures and land animals hide in plain sight.
The Amazon River, the largest freshwater river in the world, is home to a rich diversity of species. Learn more about how this habitat impacts your life wherever you live.
Playful river otters and a black crow may be found in this re-creation of Otter Cove in Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario.
Get a glimpse of fish that live in the waters around Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior. In another of these large tanks see fish found in the warm bays and estuaries around Lake Michigan and Lake Erie.
This exhibit demonstrates the important role our forest play in protecting and enhancing water quality. Complete with a fishing boat and climbing tree, it was developed to celebrate the centennial of the Superior National Forest.
Steep volcanic rocks make a cold fast moving aquatic habitat in this unique North Shore river.
The aviary is home to a variety of wetland birds and reptiles that may be found on the south shore of Lake Superior in places such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Kakagon Slough.
The largest river flowing into Lake Superior is home to a variety of temperate fish species.
Reach out and touch a sturgeon. Chat with the magpie. Enjoy an encounter with a variety of snakes.
How does your watershed flow? From the Great Lakes to the sea. Coral reef communities and seahorses are on display.
Get your hands wet exploring the wonders of water!
Home to intruders such as goldfish, sea lamprey and round gobies. Get a closer look at invasive species found in the Great Lakes.
Origins - Fire, Ice and the Rise of Life
Explore the geologic, natural and cultural history of the Lake Superior region. Get nose to nose with a snapping turtle, admire chambered nautilus and ponder the fossil record.
Enjoy the work of local artists in this rotating exhibit.