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Member Benefits

Spring Membership Drive

May 1st – 31st 2024

In addition to receiving the membership benefits listed below, all new and renewing memberships submitted during this month will be entered into a drawing to win one of three different octopus-themed swag bags. Why octopus-themed swag? Great Lakes Aquarium is currently undergoing construction of a new exhibit, Oceans Alive, which will feature a giant Pacific octopus and weedy seadragons along with some returning animal ambassadors previously found in Shipwrecks Alive!

The drawing will be held on Wednesday, June 5th 2024 at 11 a.m. Winners will be announced on Facebook and contacted via email and/or phone.

Questions? Contact Nicole Carlson at (218) 740-2005 or ncarlson@glaquarium.org.

All Aquarium members enjoy:

  • Admission to the Aquarium at membership level – 363 days a year (the Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25 annually)
  • 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 ncarlson@glaquarium.org.

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.

Grandparent – $105

Membership benefits for one or two named adults residing at the same address and their 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We experiencing some technical difficulties. Some website purchasing forms may be temporarily unavailable. If you are having difficulties with the forms above, you may proceed with purchasing a membership by following the steps below.

Manual Membership Steps:

1.) Fill out this online form.

2.) Send a clearly labeled check to:
 Great Lakes Aquarium
 Att: Membership Drive
 353 Harbor Drive
 Duluth, MN 55802

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.

PLEASE NOTE: We experiencing some technical difficulties. Some website purchasing forms may be temporarily unavailable. If you are having difficulties with the forms above, you may proceed with purchasing a membership by following the steps below.

Manual Membership Steps:

1.) Fill out this online form.

2.) Send a clearly labeled check to:
  Great Lakes Aquarium
  Att: Membership Drive
  353 Harbor Drive
  Duluth, MN 55802