Great Lakes Aquarium Celebrates 15 Years

New Discovery Center Opens

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It’s a big day for the Great Lake Aquarium, they turned 15!

It wouldn’t be a birthday party without cake and Wednesday, the animals got an extra treat. 

The celebration was full out with cake, discounts and special activities.

Hundreds of people came out to celebrate and kids couldn’t keep their hands off the fish tanks. 

“It’s nice to see all the fish because you can’t really see them when you go out in the lake. Here it’s a good time to see what they look like.  It’s fun to see the ones that you catch when you go fishing,” said 8th Grader, Seth Smetak.

It’s been a bumpy road to get to where they are. 

But, after regaining their footing and turning things around, the aquarium has many things to celebrate. 

“We’ve added a lot of new exhibits.  We’ve added the new discovery center.  We’ve seen our visitors and our memberships rise significantly over the last year.  So, it’s really been gratifying for us,” said Communications Director, Allison Lacone.

A grand opening celebration was held Wednesday for the new Discovery Center.

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