The Aquarium loves to celebrate! Everyone is welcome at these events; feel free to drop in! Some after-hours event admission prices are different than daily admission rates.

Included with your Ticket

These events are open to all Aquarium guests present on the day of the event. Some even feature reduced admission costs for the entire Aquarium experience!

Animal March Madness

What started out as a fun staff activity after the basketball season was canceled last year – has turned into a way for the greater Aquarium community to stay connected and joyful during this March Madness season. We invite you to play along at home.

Earth Rider Beer Garden

Enjoy the summer at Great Lakes Aquarium! Join us every week for al fresco food and beverages on the Duluth Harbor featuring $5 Earth Rider Brewery beers, wine, and local non-alcoholic options, weekly performances by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a rotating selection of food trucks and other local vendors.

Otters’ Birthday

North American river otters Agate and Ore celebrate their birthday every spring. Join us for crafts, games, cake and all-day special programming!

The Aquarium’s Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery showcases local artists and rotates seasonally throughout the year.