Hours and Prices

Hours

Open every day except December 25.

Winter Hours (Nov. 1 – March 31)

Monday-Thursday: Tickets are sold between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Doors are locked at 4 p.m. and guests are welcome to stay until 5 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Tickets are sold between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Doors are locked at 6 p.m. and guests are welcome to stay until 7 p.m.

Summer Hours (April 1 – Oct. 31)

All days of the week: Tickets are sold between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Doors are locked at 6 p.m. and guests are welcome to stay until 7 p.m.

Admission

  • Adults: $17.99
  • Seniors 62+: $14.99
  • Youth (age 13-17): $13.99
  • Children (age 3-12): $11.99
  • Children 2 and under FREE!

Be sure to check out our group rates * and ask us about membership!

Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

* How do I make an advance group reservation?
Please call 218-740-2000 and ask to make a group reservation. Reservation staff are available Monday-Friday. Group rates apply to groups with 10 or more paying guests.

Combination and Discount Tickets (2018)

Must-See Duluth Pass

It’s three for the price of two! A “Must See Duluth Pass” takes you on an adventure to Great Lakes Aquarium, a Vista Fleet harbor cruise and for a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. Tickets are also available for purchase at all three locations.

Buy Must-See Duluth tickets online here.

Limited Income Access

Discounted admission rates are available for individuals providing a current EBT card or Medical assistance card (including Minnesota Care) and valid photo ID along with any children in their party the day of the visit.

  • $6/adult
  • $4/child
  • Children under 3 are always free.

Reduced-priced individual or family memberships are available for those providing the same documentation. These membership applications must be processed in person at the Great Lakes Aquarium ticketing desk.

  • 50% off of posted current membership rates

Parking

Parking is available in the Great Lakes Aquarium parking lot for $5. Special event parking $5-$10.

Holiday Parking

During the month of December, the Bentleyville Festival of Lights takes place adjacent to the Aquarium in Bayfront Park. If your party is planning a late afternoon visit to the Aquarium, please be advised that parking may be limited. Bentleyville opens each evening at 5 p.m. and is a free community event. There are free shuttles, Jingle Buses, from various locations in the community. Parking in the Aquarium, DECC and Bayfront parking lots costs $5.  There is no parking re-entry for cars during Bentleyville.