Hours and Prices


Open every day except December 25.

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.


  • Adults: $17.99
  • Seniors 62+: $14.99
  • Youth (age 13-17): $13.99
  • Children (age 3-12): $11.99
  • Children 2 and under FREE!

Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets on-line and save $1 each.

Discount & Combination Tickets (2019)

The Aquarium offers military, student and AAA discounts for tickets purchased at the front desk with valid ID/card. These discounts may be greater than the $1 off on-line ticket purchase. Please call the Aquarium ticket desk for more information: 218-740-3474 ext. 0.

Be sure to check out our group rates * and ask us about membership!

How do I make an advance group reservation?

Please call 218-740-2000 and ask to make a group reservation. Reservation staff are available Monday-Friday. Group rates apply to groups with 10 or more paying guests.

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.

Limited Income Access

Discounted admission rates are available for adults providing a current EBT card or medical assistance card (including Minnesota Care and Wisconsin BadgerCare) and valid photo ID along with any children or adults in their party the day of the visit.

Guardians (i.e. parents, grandparents, foster parents) of children with medical assistance documentation may use the child’s designation to purchase reduced price tickets or a reduced price membership for the attending group – even if the guardian(s) themselves are not medical or food assistance recipients.

  • $6/adult
  • $4/child
  • Children 2 and under are always free.

Reduced-priced individual or family memberships are available for those providing the same documentation. These membership applications must be processed in person at the Great Lakes Aquarium ticketing desk.

  • 50% off of posted current membership rates


The Aquarium parking lot is available for guests on a first come, first serve basis. Parking fees will be $5/vehicle. All vehicles will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase in the gift shop.

Holiday Parking

From Nov. 23 to Dec. 28, 2019 – the Bentleyville Festival of Lights will be 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.