Become a Member

Member Benefits

All Aquarium members enjoy:

  • Admission to the Aquarium at membership level – 364 days a year (the Aquarium is closed on Dec. 25)
  • Free parking in the Aquarium lot (when space is available)
  • 10% discount in Explorers’ Cove Gift Shop
  • Discounts on event rentals and birthday parties
  • Invitations to member only events
  • Special viewings of new exhibits
  • Subscription to Currents, the Aquarium’s quarterly newsletter
  • Half-price tickets to the Duluth Children’s Museum and the Lake Superior Zoo
  • $2 off tickets to the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul)

Questions? Contact Nicole Carlson at (218) 740-2005 or

Individual and Family Membership Levels

Individual – $65

Membership benefits for one named adult.

Individual Plus – $80

Membership benefits for one named adult, PLUS one free guest each visit.

Family – $105 

Membership benefits for one or two named adults residing at the same address and their children or grandchildren age 17 and under.

Family Plus – $135

Membership benefits same as the family level, PLUS one free guest each visit. This is the membership level required for a nanny or alternate caregiver to bring children to the Aquarium in your stead.

Superior Circle Memberships

Combine distinguished contribution with membership privileges! As a Superior Circle donor, you will receive a Family Plus membership while knowing your contribution supports freshwater education.

Silver – $250

Superior Circle benefits plus six one-time use guest tickets.

Gold – $500

Superior Circle benefits plus ten one-time use guest tickets

Platinum – $1,000

Superior Circle benefits plus fourteen one-time use guest tickets

Palladium – $2,500 +

Superior Circle benefits plus twenty one-time use guest tickets

Group Care Memberships

Membership benefits for organizations including: licensed day care providers, group homes, assisted living facilities, organizations supporting individuals with disabilities, families in transition, accredited schools and at-risk youth.

Group Care  – $120

General membership benefits noted above and admission for 5 clients each visit. Program staff are admitted free of charge when accompanying consumers/participants.

Your organization may purchase as many of these memberships as you need in order to cover the desired number of client participants.