Winter Day Camps 2017-18

Explore the Aquarium and the Lake Superior region in new ways – from making art to feeding animals to taking your first underwater breath as a SCUBA diver – in these short (1-2 day) camps targeting learners of all ages.

Camp Calendar:

10/19: Family Animal Care Day (October Session)

11/11: SCUBA Try-It

12/26: Family Animal Care Day (December Session)

1/19: Animals and Art

4/5-6: Fins and Fur


Family Animal Care Day

Ages 6 and up

October 19 or December 26 – 9 am to 12 pm

Cost: $15 per person for Aquarium members | $20 per person for non-members

Spend a morning getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of animal care! Prepare food and enrichment for animals, observe training sessions, explore behind the scenes, and help feed animals on exhibit. This event is open to all families – children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by at least one adult.

Feel free to join us for one or both Family Animal Care days! 

Register for the December 26 Family Animal Care Day.



Ages 11 and up*

*All children must be accompanied by an adult… but adults do not need to be accompanied by children!

November 11 – 10 am – 11 am or 11:15 am – 12:15 am*

*Second session is adults only

Cost: $15 members | $17 non-members ($40 max per family – call (218) 740 – 2043 for this discounted family rate!)

Location: Lincoln Park Middle School Pool

Take your first breath underwater! If you want to try SCUBA diving but you aren’t sure whether you’re ready to sign up for a certification course, this is your chance to try using SCUBA gear in a safe environment with Great Lakes Aquarium’s dive coordinator.

All participants must be capable swimmers – SCUBA diving is not a strenuous activity, but strong swimming abilities are required to ensure safety and comfort in the water.

Register for the SCUBA Try-It 10am session (Ages 11 and up).

Register for the SCUBA Try-It 11:15 am session (Adults only).

*Families seeking the discounted rate of $40 total per family must register by phone at (218) 740-2043


Animals and Art

Ages 6-8

January 19 – 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: $35 Aquarium members | $40 non-members

Spend a day exploring, investigating and making take-home artwork! We will feed and observe animals, play games and make artistic creations inspired by what we learn. Campers must provide their own lunch and snacks.

Register for Animals and Art Camp.


Fins and Fur

Presented in partnership with Lake Superior Zoo

Ages 8 – 11

April 5 (at Great Lakes Aquarium) & 6 (at Lake Superior Zoo) – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $75 for Zoo and/or Aquarium members | $85 non-members

Spend two days over school break taking an active role in animal care at both Great Lakes Aquaruim and Lake Superior Zoo! Learn what it takes to keep animals healthy, happy, and active. Go behind the scenes to prepare meals, clean exhibits, test water quality, observe animal training and more! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.

Register for Fins and Fur Camp.


Summer Camps 2018

Great Lakes Aquarium hosts a variety of summer day camps for grade school students, from explorations in Lake Superior history to adventures in SCUBA diving to hands-on experience in animal care.

Summer Camp listings and registration dates will be posted in Spring 2018.