Great Lakes Aquarium

Unsalted Seas

New this summer, Unsalted Seas showcases large lakes of the world, the animals that call them home and their importance as a global freshwater resource. It features the largest sturgeon touchtank in North America.


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A giant cichlid fish tank tells the story of remarkable adaptability in the waters of Africa’s Lake Malawi.

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Children and adults alike will discover  the scientific research happening on board the Large Lakes Observatory’s R/V Blue Heron. The Aquarium’s model Blue Heron features a variety of hands-on displays putting real science at the visitors’ fingertips.



This project was funded in part by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund in FY 2016.