Great Lakes Aquarium

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353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, USA
(218) 740-3474

Great Lakes Aquarium Duluth Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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More of a science museum than an aquarium Sep 26, 2015
Located in the town of Duluth, the Great Lakes Aquarium is along the waterfront, not too far from the Lake Superior Zoo and the canal itself.

Not sure how to get there by public transportation, but they do have their own parking lot. It costs $5, and you do have the option to pay inside along with admission inside the aquarium.

Entering the place, the exhibition starts on the 2nd floor. It starts with the evolution of life, from water to land, along with the beginning of planet Earth. There were a few fish tanks, but quite a few descriptions to read there. That makes this place just as much of a science museum as an aquarium, if not more.

Some highlights do include seeing a tall, cylinder fish tank, and seeing some rare ones like an electric eel. Plus there is a section that focuses on the local environment in Minnesota, and the steps needed to keep the waters clean. And some interactive exhibits to play around with, which may be worth it if having kids.

There are living marine life in the place, not really organized by region or species. There are some tanks on the 2nd floor, as well as more on the 1st floor. Nothing that really stands out, as it has a relatively small collection.

Worth checking out as a bad weather option, as I find this place to be okay. As an aquarium, I find the collection to be lacking. The museum parts does make it up for somewhat, but not enough for me to really recommend this place if the main reason is to see marine life. As a science museum, it is definitely worth a look, with one part that has a more localized focus.

As an aquarium, I give this place 2 1/2 stars out of 5.
aquarium building
different types of rocks
fish tank
museum part
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EmEm says:
Very interesting place to visit.I like it already from your photos.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2017
cotton_foam says:
Next time you visit Cali, I want to show the Monterrey Aquarium, Walter!
Posted on: May 11, 2016
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