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Great Lakes Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Repeat visit had many hands on stuff for the kids. New things every time we have been. Gets a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Enfield, Connecticut
The kids loved it. Mostly the models of the lakes with the lock and dams.

This was a great stop. Not cheap. $5.00 parking and $55-$60 for 2-adults and 2-kids (7 & 9... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlington, MN
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The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this three-story waterfront structure is ready for public viewing after a year and a half and almost $34 million. Plenty of interactive exhibits and re-created habitats are fun and...more
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Repeat visit had many hands on stuff for the kids. New things every time we have been. Gets a little pricey but the grand children still enjoy it

Thank sledman1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy to see some sea horses and electric eel unicorn fish and the alike. The lake fish are not too exciting. tho displays were nice. Got to touch horseshoe crabs. Tho the river otters display was actually pretty sad. I couldnt believe they...More

1  Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stop. Not cheap. $5.00 parking and $55-$60 for 2-adults and 2-kids (7 & 9). Still was a great experience for the kids. The love many of the displays.

1  Thank CDRVic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we finished our three tours (we went here the first day, boat second day, and train third day) both kids said the aquarium was their favorite because of being able to pet some of the creatures. The feeding of the turtle was excellent. The...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped there while on vacation. I was a little disappointed. My grandchildren would have loved it. There was some hands on for them and interactive things for the kids.

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This aquarium features freshwater species that are native to the great lakes (including Lake Superior, which the aquarium is located on the edge of). Besides lots of different aquarium tanks in the building with a variety of fish (some pretty big!), there are lots of...More

1  Thank Vicki69072
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities are well organized and I would visit again if I am ever in or near Duluth again for sure.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 11-year-old thought it was cool that you could touch several different types of sea creatures. There were some interesting exhibits, but our family made it through the whole place in a little over an hour. A bit on the pricey side for what you...More

Thank 21disneymom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not our first time visiting this aquarium. Every time we come up here we HAVE to visit it. They have all kinds of species here, not just fish native to the Great Lakes but also otters, birds (some are in rehab for injury),...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only freshwater aquarium I've ever seen (this was my 2nd visit) and it is fascinating! Lake sturgeon, trout, pike, ... in their "natural" setting. They've added some tropical fish and some exotic species and offer multiple petting stations. There's a bird rehab...More

2  Thank kellyhE6755RK
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Christine G
July 1, 2018|
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Regular adult admission is $17.99. Senior 62+: $14.99. Children 3-12: $11.99. Teens 13-17: $$13.99 and children ages 0-2 are free. All tickets are $1 off when pre-purchased online at our website.