AquaAffair is upon us! Online ticket sales have closed. Admission tickets will be available at the door.  The Aquarium will be closing early to prepare for the event – last ticket sold at 5:00 pm; building closed at 6:00 pm. Doors will reopen for AquaAffair at 6:50 pm.

Experience Great Lakes Aquarium in a whole new light with an evening of local food and libations among the animals. 

This event supports animal care, educational programming and exhibit design at Great Lakes Aquarium. In particular, proceeds from this event will support the completion of an indoor/outdoor exhibit for the resident bald eagle and turkey vulture.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7 PM – 11 PM

Great Lakes Aquarium

Ages 21+

Enjoy food, beverages, animal encounters, and live music at this classy evening out for adults at the Aquarium.

What should I wear? Dresscode is festive/business casual. It’s a special event but it’s Duluth – so we’re sure you can make your dressiest flannel look classy. Have a special outfit you are excited to wear? Wear it! Don’t want to wear heels? No worries. You’ll be exploring exhibits and moving between food and drink stations all night. So wear nice but comfortable shoes. Not a suit and tie person – that’s just fine. Dress for a fun special night where you’ll be able to interact with humans and other animals.


Individual (1)  – $40 GLA member/$50 non-members

Pair of tickets (2) – $75 GLA member/$95 non-members

Table (8) – $425

Day-of tickets available for purchase at the Aquarium ticket desk during the event.


Raffle tickets ($20/ticket) will be available for purchase the evening of the event or at the Aquarium ticket desk starting October 1.

Enter to win one of four amazing prizes!

  1. $1,000 cash prize (Courtesy of event sponsor Minnesota Power)
  2. Cannondale – Trail 5 – Mountain Bike (Courtesy of Continental Ski and Bike)
  3. Original Adam Swanson painting (Courtesy of Adam Swanson)
  4. Fishing Tackle Basket (Courtesy of Marine General)


Jacob Jonker – Classical Guitarist

Camille Marsten – Acoustic Folk Music/Singer – Songwriter


This event is made possible by your generous support and the support of the following sponsors:

Minnesota Power

Blackwoods Group

Duluth Grill

Vikre Distillery

Duluth Whiskey Project

White Winter Winery

Northland Special Events

Sam’s Club