For Groups

Whether you are coming for a short visit or spending the night camped out on the exhibit floor, there are many opportunities for groups of all sizes and types to engage and explore at Great Lakes Aquarium.  Examples of groups include scout troops, school clubs, business groups, or family groups.  Check out some options below.

Group Rates

A discounted admission rate is available to groups with 10 or more paying guests.  This rate applies to camps, families, bus tours, conference attendees, clubs, youth groups, and scouts.

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When the lights go off and the last of the day’s visitors are ushered out of the Aquarium, the real fun has only begun. Many animals and certain species of fish become more active during the evening hours, when a whole new world of wonders comes alive at the Great Lakes Aquarium.  Overnight experiences are available for groups of up to 80 people (there is no minimum number of participants, but there is a minimum total cost of $700).

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Visiting the aquarium with your scout troop is a great way to explore the natural world.  We can help tailor programs to meet your group’s needs. We also have a variety of prepackaged classes that you can choose from.

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Customize Your Visit

Our staff would be happy to work with you to plan and coordinate a unique experience at the aquarium.

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Special Event Rentals

Groups can reserve and rent classrooms and other spaces through our special events department. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, planning a party,or celebrating your team in a unique way we have options for you.

Learn more here.