Great Lakes Aquarium

Wild Neighbors

Your home is a habitat. Visit some Wild Neighbors that share our urban habitats. We see animals every day near our homes. How often do you stop to notice how human and wild habitats overlap? Visit Freeway, the American crow, an eastern chipmunk, an albino painted turtle, and a corn snake. Each exhibit in Wild… View More
wide view of family looking into raptor ridge habitat with bald eagle looking back at them

Raptor Ridge

Take in the vista from this indoor/outdoor exhibit space, which houses Bogey the bald eagle and Horus the turkey vulture. Both birds were determined to be unreleasable – unable to thrive without human assistance (due to injuries or illnesses sustained in the wild). Here at the Aquarium, check out the ever-changing enrichment that keeps their… View More
An adult and child crouched together to observe fish in the Baptism River exhibit

Baptism River

Steep volcanic rocks make a cold, fast-moving aquatic habitat in this unique North Shore river. Based on the real life Baptism River an hour north of Duluth and flowing through Tettegouche State Park, this exhibit is home to a variety of trout species. Exhibit Gallery
entrance to play area with boat and tree house

Freshwater Forest

Freshwater Forest invites explorers of all ages to discover and enjoy YOUR National Forests. Discover connections between human history, aquatic habitat, and forest management within the Superior and Chippewa National Forests. This exhibit features the Aquarium’s iconic treehouse, slide, and fishing boat playspace. Looking for ways to get out and explore? Visit Discover the Forest… View More
family looking into alligator habitat


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

St. Louis River

The St. Louis River is the largest river flowing into Lake Superior. Home to sturgeon, northern pike, bass, and a variety of other fish species, it is a popular angling location. Clay banks, forest habitat, and wetlands line the river and provide shelter for a variety of birds and terrestrial animals. At Great Lakes Aquarium,… View More
scuba diver feeding sturgeon in fish tank

Isle Royale

The 85,000-gallon Isle Royale exhibit contains fish found in the Great Lakes. This two-story exhibit is divided into three sections: The largest of the habitats features native Lake Superior fish that could be found swimming in colder, deeper waters such as trout, lake sturgeon, and burbot. Just around the corner is a warmer habitat where… View More