Birthday Parties

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:

  • A two-hour reservation for a private, decorated party room (*note: photo is depicting the water room, available Sept-May.  Summer birthdays will be held in the wind room).  Available party times are 10:30AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM.
  • Aquarium gift for the birthday child
  • Personal greeting by GLA staff
  • Seating and tablecloths for up to 28 guests
  • Admission to the Aquarium for all guests included in the cost of the party
  • Aquarium Picture Bingo worksheets – download PDF here!
  • Option of attending floor program offerings during the party


  • $200 ($180 for Aquarium members)
  • $35 Optional animal encounter add-on: meet a skunk, a snake or a giant African millipede!

Birthday parties have a maximum capacity of 28 guests (not including children under 3). For larger parties, see our event rental information.

Request info and check availability.

We will be in touch to reserve your celebration!

Contact: Emily Wartman at 218 – 740 – 2000 or