Hours and Prices


Open every day except December 25.

Regular Hours: 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.

Thanksgiving 2017: The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23, 2017).


  • 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 218-740-3474 ext. 0 and ask to make a group reservation. You MUST reserve your group rates 24 hours prior to your visit. Group rates apply to groups with 10 or more paying guests.

Combination and Discount Tickets (2017)

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


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.

Bentleyville Festival of Lights 2017  – November 18 – December 26 – 5 – 9 or 5 – 10 p.m. – Weather permitting.