Birthday Parties

Planning a birthday after January 1, 2019?

Aquarium birthdays are changing! Reserve your party here. Planning a birthday in 2018? Continue below:

This year, book your event at the Great Lakes Aquarium and throw that special birthday child 
a party to remember!

In this safe, interactive, kid-friendly environment, parents and chaperones can dish up a healthy dose of excitement alongside those cupcakes.  The air temperature in the Aquarium is kept at a comfortable 70°F year-round, and kids will lose themselves in the fun as they marvel at the tanks, watch the playful otters, and so much more!

Birthday Packages Include:

  • Private, decorated party room (*note: photo depicts the Water Room, available Sept-May.  Summer birthdays will be held in the wind room)
  • Aquarium gift for the birthday child
  • Personal greeting by GLA staff
  • Aquarium Picture Bingo worksheets – download PDF here!
  • Option of attending floor program offerings during the party


  • $12 per youth
  • 1 free adult for every 5 children
  • $12 for each additional adult
  • $120 minimum
  • Aquarium members receive a 10% discount on total party cost when hosting a party

Request info and check availability.

*Planning a birthday for after January 1, 2019? Request info and check availability here.

We will get in touch to reserve your visit.

Contact: Emily Wartman at 218 – 740 – 2000 or