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Great Lakes Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A great stop for kids and adults!

I have now visited this aquarium twice, and I enjoyed it both times. For a smaller aquarium, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodbury, Minnesota
Nice aquarium but a little expensive

This was a nice aquarium, with interesting displays. There are interactive displays for the kids to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jefferson City, MO, United States
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  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“touch tank”(12 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit the different types of fish are great parking is easy staff is friendly and it's a great way to teach the kids difference in specific types of fish and it's priced reasonable.

4  Thank Bill I
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Do not waste your money. If you want to see fresh water fish a.k.a brown fish, sort of ugly. Just find your nearest Cabella's sporting good store. At least they have real mounted animals and several areas with aquariums and there is no cost to...More

5  Thank Cathryn G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wealth of information about the great lakes with very interesting displays, including live fish. Plan to spend several hours.

Thank HemlockHill12
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice aquarium. alot of local and regional fish but also some tropical fish bird and otters. the birds and otters are rescued animals that could not be returned to the wild. lots of interactive displays. lots of types of jellyfish. it is a smaller aquarium...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now visited this aquarium twice, and I enjoyed it both times. For a smaller aquarium, it had a surprising number of exhibits, activities for kids, and informational resources to enjoy for an hour or two. It also gives you a feel for Lake...More

Thank erikkawm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cost $60 for family of 4. Very small. Not much going on. Most of the kids activity stations were broken. Our kids are normally impossible to get out of a zoo or aquarium. I don't think we were there more than 30 minutes. Find something...More

Thank Nate R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice aquarium, with interesting displays. There are interactive displays for the kids to have hands on experience. However, it was a little pricey for us, $18 for adults.

Thank U2729YGmichaelm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow about an hour for this venue. Great exhibits and easy access. We would recommend it for seniors and kids alike.

Thank obus1944
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Having toured and enjoyed aquariums in San Diego and Monterey and Boston and Sydney and I have a pretty high expectation threshold. This is a very nice little aquarium which has a better Lake Superior shipwreck and history experience which I really enjoyed.

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The Aquarium was wonderful for all of us. Lots of hands on things for small kids. The educational information is so well presented. We will definitely return.

Thank Donna K
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Started by listening to talk about sturgeon and then being allowed to interact with them. Closely followed by further talk and demonstration of crow behaviour. The electric eel powering fairy lights was a scene to behold and the children’s corner on the top floor was...More

Thank Budgie26
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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

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Christine G
July 1, 2018|
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Response from themaser | Property representative |
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.