Key Exhibit Feature: Wet

A direct view of the H2O exhibit gallery featuring a great lakes water table filled with plastic boat toys and the large blue wall with the H2O exhibit heading.

H2O: Watersheds at Work

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
A mother standing close to and guiding three excited children as they touch sturgeon with two fingers in a pool of water. A male Aquarium staff member is standing nearby and smiling encouragingly.

Unsalted Seas

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
family looking into alligator habitat

Origins

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