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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

See how we care for Minnesota's largest aquarium and thousands of sea creatures

Dive Into Discovery

  • Available daily
  • Tour times listed below
  • All ages welcome
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Amazing Access

Join expert guides to discover how we care for thousands of creatures in Minnesota's largest aquarium!

This 45-minute interactive experience is a guest favorite! The guided tour immerses you in our world of feeding and caring for creatures. Discover how we create an ocean right here in the heart of Minnesota and journey up on deck above the Ocean Tunnel to come within inches of giant sharks, sea turtles and more.

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Know Before You Go

Behind-the-Scenes Tours are offered daily and are available for purchase online and onsite. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long. We can admit up to 15 individuals per tour. There is limited capacity available so booking online is recommended to reserve your spot. Times and dates are subject to change.

  • Sunday - Thursday: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm  
  • Behind the Scenes Tours will be available starting at 12pm Thursday, June 8 so staff can celebrate World Oceans Day with a volunteer river clean-up.

Where to Go? 

To take your Behind-the-Scenes Tour, please arrive at the waiting area just past the aquarium entrance and Lab window at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the tour.  

For additional information, contact or call (952) 883-0202.