2017 Annual Appeal – Give a gift for healthy fish!

Help us add a lifesaving tool to our care of endangered sturgeon and all of the fish and critters at Great Lakes Aquarium.

We are in urgent need of an aquatic ultrasound machine in order to provide the best possible medical diagnoses and treatment of all of our animal friends! 

One of the most common medical problems for female fish and reptiles is impacted eggs. These can lead to a variety of medical complications and even animal death if not treated swiftly. Specifically, we care for 28 sturgeon of six different species. While they are not able to breed, most will produce eggs. They need to be checked periodically and in emergency situations when impacted eggs are suspected or we find a
lump or abnormality. The only way to safely check for this is with a portable ultrasound machine.

Much like its human counterpart, a portable aquatic ultrasound machine is a noninvasive tool that will allow our medical team to get an accurate picture of what is happening inside an animal. We can then develop a detailed treatment plan. Currently, we are forced to rely on a traveling veterinarian who has a portable ultrasound machine. This can lead to delays of several critical days and then weeks to get follow-up imaging.

Sometimes our animal friends don’t have this time!

We need your help to acquire this important lifesaving technology
at Great Lakes Aquarium.

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Donate via Mail

Mail your contribution in any amount to:

Great Lakes Aquarium
ATTN: Donations
353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Join the Superior Donor Circle

An annual giving program that combines membership and additional support of Aquarium programming.

Become a Superior Circle Member today!

Superior Donor Circle Benefits

  • Membership benefits for one or two named adults residing at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 17 and under, PLUS one free guest each visit.
  • Members park for free all year;
  • 10% discount in the gift shop;
  • Advance notice of and discounts on programs and events;
  • Invitations to member only events;
  • Special viewings of new exhibits;
  • Subscription to Currents, the quarterly newsletter that keeps members up-to-date.

Superior Donor Circle Levels

  • Silver – $250 – Above benefits, PLUS six, one-time-use guest tickets
  • Gold – $500 – Above benefits, PLUS 10, one-time-use guest tickets
  • Platinum – $1,000 – Above benefits, PLUS 14, one-time-use guest tickets. Also includes a personal tour with the Executive Director by advance arrangement for you and up to 12 guests.
  • Palladium – $2,500 – Above benefits, PLUS 20, one-time-use guest tickets. Also includes a personal tour with the Executive Director and program of your choice by advance arrangement for you and up to 12 guests.

One hundred percent of all donations are tax-deductible and help to sustain Duluth’s world-class facility and support our mission. If you would like to support the Aquarium, please choose one of the following options.