Travels with Children

The adventures I embark upon with my four young children.

Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN. 218-740-3474. www.glaquarium.org
$12.95 adults, $6.95 ages 3-11, Seniors 62+ $9.95, Under 3 Free. Parking $4.00. Stroller accessible. Restrooms available.

Let me start by saying that this was definitely not one of our bargain stops. Even with two children free, this is more than I usually pay for admission. But, when in Duluth, one should see what’s in Duluth, so to the aquarium we went. Located in Duluth’s Canal Park area, it’s easy to find and convenient to restaurants and hotels.

The staff and volunteers were very friendly and pointed out things we’d want to see, like the stingray feeding and other things on the daily schedule. They were happy to talk about the aquarium and Duluth in general, including our questions about the Aerial Lift Bridge.

The kids enjoyed watching the stingray feeding, seeing the many fishtanks, and, of course, playing in the water tables. I really liked the turtles, and the views of the bridge and harbor.

Although the aquarium itself is a big place and was interesting to see, I’m not sure that it worth the price of admission for the amount of time we spent there. Perhaps with older kids, it would be more worthwhile, but with little ones who have short attention spans, we didn’t spend a lot of time there. Still, we enjoyed our visit, and it was a nice afternoon activity on a chilly Duluth winter day.

I really liked feeding the stingray.

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