Meeting and Other Events

Brightly lit, clean room set up for a presentation with desks and a projector screen

Executive space with 62,000 square feet of wonder is just around the corner.  With rooms to be productive and plenty of space to leave the day behind, bring groups from 10 – 500 for an experience that will leave an impression!

Great Lakes Aquarium offers spaces for groups of all sizes, from small meetings and family gatherings to large presentations and corporate events.

Contact Event Manager at for more information!

Full Facility Rentals for Large Events (160+ Guests)

A team of attentive caterers standing behind a buffet table. Behind them is a moose statue and rock-faced Aquarium exhibits

Think of us for conference banquets, company parties, fundraising events and more! Event highlights include seating throughout the exhibit galleries, drinks and mingling alongside lake trout and sturgeon, and dance the night away in front of the light 24-foot water wall.  Rental includes exclusive access to the building for you and your guests, parking, and on-site Aquarium staff.

Evening events on the exhibit floor may begin after the Aquarium closes to the public at 6:00 p.m.

Catering is available from Black Woods Banquet and Catering or other licensed caterers upon request. Begin your planning process:

Meetings and Events for up to 100 Guests

Great Lakes Aquarium offers space for groups of all sizes, from small meetings to all-day workshops with breakout rooms.

Discovery Center

As one grand space, the Discovery Center can accommodate up to 100 guests for meetings, dinners or social hours. The space can be divided into three smaller rooms that seat 30 – 40 guests each. Tables and chairs are included with all Aquarium rentals.

Holiday Parties

Give the gift of a great experience with every party!

Our Discovery Center is the perfect place to host holiday cocktail hours, dinners, with a breathtaking views of the the Duluth Harbor and Bentleyville.  This space can accommodate groups up to 100 guests.

For groups larger than 100 guests, consider an after-hours full facility rental.