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Great Lakes Aquarium

Ore the river otter in Otter Cove. – Allison Iacone

Great Lakes Aquarium inspires people to explore their connection with Lake Superior and the waters of the world. Located on the Duluth harbor, the Aquarium is a mission driven organization that features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes Basin. The Aquarium also houses animals from other global ecosystems such as the Amazon River.

A changeable exhibit space is designed to interpret marine (saltwater) animals and habitat and currently features Shipwrecks Alive!, exploring the spectacular underwater ecosystems created in and around the world's shipwrecks.

GLA provides on-site and outreach educational programming to learners of all ages. Classes and formal programming are provided to more than 10,000 pre-K-12 grade students each year. It is the most visited paid attraction in the city of Duluth.

Accessibility Notes

Great Lakes Aquarium is handicap accessible. The exhibit floors feature one escalator and two elevators on the north and south sides of the building. There are four reserved handicap parking spots in the parking lot.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed in Great Lakes Aquarium.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Seasons Open



Adults: $16.50, Seniors 62+: $13.50 Youth (age 13-17): $12.50 Children (age 3-12): $10.50 Children 2 and under FREE!

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