Otters’ Birthday

Agate & Ore are turning 9!

Help us celebrate with otter birthday cake, otter-themed crafts and special programming! A full schedule of activities is included blow with special appearances by Splish and Splash, the Great Lakes Aquarium otter mascots!

Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
at Great Lakes Aquarium

No reservation necessary.

Normal admission rates apply; members are always free!


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Sturgeon TouchpoolUnsalted Seas – First Floor
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Moon Jelly TouchpoolCritter Corner – Second Floor
11 a.m. StartOtter ProgramOtter Cover – First Floor
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SCUBA ShowIsle Royale – First Floor
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.Moon Jelly TouchpoolCritter Corner – Second Floor
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.Moon Jelly TouchpoolCritter Corner – Second Floor
3 p.m. StartOtter Birthday CakeOtter Cover – First Floor
Available All Day:Otter Crafts
Otter Birthday Cards
Various Animal Encounters
& Feedings
Special Appearances by
Splish & Splash

Otter Gifts

Bring in a birthday gift* from the otter wish list included below and receive a complimentary otter stuffed animal.

Otters’ Birthday Wish List

  • (New or used) Clean Fleece/Tie Blankets
  • Microfiber Rugs
    • Image included below for reference
  • (New) Carpet Squares
  • Coco Fiber sheets, bowls, & mats
    • Image included below for reference
  • Non-toxic Crayola Finger Paint
  • Listerine
  • Blue Buffalo Wilderness Canned Cat Food – Salmon Flavored
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Dish Washing Sponge Wand
Microfiber Rugs
Coco Fiber Sheets

* Gifts must equal $5+ to qualify for complimentary otter stuffed animal. Available only while supplies last.

Members also receive 20% off of any gift store purchases at Explorer’s Cove during this event!