Great Lakes Aquarium

Otter Cove

The Great Lakes Aquarium’s Otter Cove is modeled after a place where otters live in the wild – the real Otter Cove found on the Eastern shore of Lake Superior in Canada’s Pukaskwa Provincial Park.

Our exhibit is home to two North American river otters named Agate and Ore.  During your visit, you may see these playful otters belly flopping off the rocks, swimming, or hunting and eating their afternoon snacks. These behaviors, while fun, are actually needed to sharpen reflexes and improve hunting abilities.

Anang, the 17-year-old longtime resident river otter at Great Lakes Aquarium recently retired.  Orphaned when too young to survive in the wild on her own, she has spent most of her life serving as our otter ambassador.  Anang will live the remainder of her years in a quiet “residence” off exhibit at the Aquarium.  She remains happy and healthy.

Animals you will find in this exhibit:

Exhibit Gallery


Events for week of June 25, 2017

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Sun 25th

Otter Snack Time

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon 26th

Otter Snack Time

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue 27th

Creature Feature: Freeway the American Crow

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Otter Snack Time

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 28th

Otter Snack Time

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 29th

Creature Feature: Freeway the American Crow

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Otter Snack Time

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 30th

Otter Snack Time

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 1st

Otter Snack Time

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm