In the Amazing Amazon exhibit you will come face to face with piranha, arowana, an electric eel, jungle frogs and more!
Steep volcanic rocks make a cold, fast-moving aquatic habitat in this unique North Shore river. Based on the real life Baptism River an hour north of Duluth and flowing through Tettegouche State Park, this exhibit is home to a variety of trout species. Exhibit Gallery
Find the perfect souvenir, keepsake or memento from your visit to Great Lakes Aquarium. From t-shirts and sweatshirts for adults and children to unique aquatic and woodland stuffed animals to home decor with a Northwoods touch, we’ve got you covered. We also offer snacks and beverages for hungry visitors and toys and games to keep… View More
Freshwater Forest invites explorers of all ages to discover and enjoy YOUR National Forests. Discover connections between human history, aquatic habitat, and forest management within the Superior and Chippewa National Forests. This exhibit features the Aquarium’s iconic treehouse, slide, and fishing boat playspace. Looking for ways to get out and explore? Visit Discover the Forest… View More
Now open! 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… View More
The 85,000-gallon Isle Royale exhibit contains fish found in the Great Lakes. This two-story exhibit is divided into three sections: The largest of the habitats features native Lake Superior fish that could be found swimming in colder, deeper waters such as trout, lake sturgeon, and burbot. Just around the corner is a warmer habitat where… View More
The oceans make your habitat a home, no matter where you live.The ocean feels far away from us here in Minnesota, but our relationship with water extends beyond Lake Superior and our 10,000 lakes. Oceans are a vital part of sustaining life on earth. They are the heart of the planet, regulating the health of… View More
Explore the geologic, natural, and cultural history of the Lake Superior region. Get nose to nose with an American alligator, admire the diversity of corals and anemones, and ponder the fossil record. Fossil casts of prehistoric predators, ancient mollusks, and fish with lungs will take you on an adventure through time. Watch molten rock pour… View More
Otter Cove is modeled after the real life Otter Cove on the eastern shore of Lake Superior in Canada’s Pukaskwa Provincial Park. Here at the Aquarium, Otter Cove is home to two North American river otters named Agate and Ore. During your visit, you may see these playful otters belly flopping off the rocks, swimming,… View More
Take in the vista from this indoor/outdoor exhibit space, which houses Bogey the bald eagle and Horus the turkey vulture. Both birds were determined to be unreleasable – unable to thrive without human assistance (due to injuries or illnesses sustained in the wild). Here at the Aquarium, check out the ever-changing enrichment that keeps their… View More
Unsalted Seas showcases large lakes of the world, the animals that call them home, and their importance as a global freshwater resource. It features the largest sturgeon touchpool in North America. A panoramic exhibit of diverse and colorful cichlids tells the story of remarkable adaptability in the waters of Africa’s Lake Malawi. Children and adults… View More
Welcome to Great Lakes Aquarium! As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a wall of cascading water and the face of a giant eelpout staring down from above. Book an event at the Aquarium and this space could be your dance floor!
Your home is a habitat. Visit some Wild Neighbors that share our urban habitats. We see animals every day near our homes. How often do you stop to notice how human and wild habitats overlap? Visit Freeway, the American crow, an eastern chipmunk, an albino painted turtle, and a corn snake. Each exhibit in Wild… View More