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
  • 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!

Request info and check availability.

We will be in touch to reserve your celebration!

Contact: Emily Wartman at 218 – 740 – 2000 or