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Meet. Celebrate. Explore.

Whether you’re hosting a wedding, a birthday party or a business event, Great Lakes Aquarium has you covered. With a variety of unique spaces suited to events small and large, casual and formal, guests will appreciate the gift of an amazing experience.


Teeming with life and color, Great Lakes Aquarium makes a unique and memorable backdrop for your big day. With indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, direct views of the harbor, a variety of options for dining and dancing, and the freedom to explore the exhibit halls even after hours, find out if Great Lakes Aquarium is the right venue for your wedding.

Meetings and Events

Make a splash with your next event!  Whether it’s a board meeting, a vendor fair, a holiday party, or a staff retreat, we are excited to make Great Lakes Aquarium the right space for you. Make your presentations meaningful with our integrated technologies; make your parties special with the opportunity to explore the Aquarium even after hours; and boost your vendors’ wow factor surrounded by the wonders of nature, find out how Great Lakes Aquarium can host your next event.

Birthday Parties

Give your favorite animal lover the gift of a memorable experience! A Great Lakes Aquarium party gives a birthday child the opportunity to explore a world of aquatic life with friends and family and then step aside to celebrate in a private party room. Check out all the ways Great Lakes Aquarium can make your child’s birthday special!


Spend a night among the animals! Your group can have the Aquarium all to yourselves, freeing you up to explore the exhibits with touchpool experiences, scavenger hunts, critter encounters, and more.

Unique Experiences

Here at Great Lakes Aquarium, we know no two events are the same. We are excited to create the perfect fit for your event and look forward to hearing your ideas and questions! Contact our Event Coordinator at or (218) 740 – 2014.