Come explore the physical properties of water, methods to keep it clean, the ways water moves through a community, and how it connects us to the world.
The new water table, unveiled in 2021, celebrates everyone’s favorite features of the original water table and adds a variety of new and engaging hands-on opportunities to splash and play.
Behind the Build
Take a look at what is involved in building an exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium.
Behind the Build: H2O
Behind the Build: Exhibit Design
Behind the Build: Partners
Behind the Build: Prototyping
Behind the Build: Demolition
Behind the Build: Building a Habitat
Behind the Build: Opening
Behind the Build: Evaluation
This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Award NA20NOS4190088 provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.
This project was funded in part by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund in FY 2020/21. View the final project report.
Additional funding for this project comes from: Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Thomas and Carol Ann Morris Burns, Lloyd K Johnson Foundation, Pachel Foundation, Donald Weesner Foundation, K Goldfine, Harold and Ruth Frederick (in memory of Don Larson), Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund (FY20/21), and other generous donors.