Minnesota Aquarium Society presents
Hagfors Center, Augsburg University, Minneapolis



9 A.M. - 7 P.M.


Directions and Parking

Expo parking options


From I-94, take Riverside north (northwest). Drive about a mile to 21st Ave. (Jimmy John's on left.) Hagfors and onsite parking is to the left, additional parking is to the right.

For GPS navigation, use: 700 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454


While Augsburg is providing two lots of free parking for the Expo, we expect an attendance that will overflow that lot. Please plan accordingly. Parking is also available just across Riverside and should accommodate all our needs. Each has a low daily rate.

Augsburg Campus Expo Parking
• free
• over 100 spaces
NOTE: parking in other lots on the Augsburg campus can result in a citation. The two Expo designated lots will be clearly marked.

West Bank Visitor Lot #94
• posted rate is $5/day
• 150 spaces

West Bank 21st Av Ramp
• posted rate is $1/hour, max $7/day
• 695 spaces

nearby Street Parking
• some metered parking, some free with a 2-hour limit

The 2019 Aquarium Expo takes place in the new and beautiful Hagfors Center on the Augsburg campus in Minneapolis.  (Our deep thanks to the Augsburg University Biology Department for being our location sponsor.) 
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As you arrive you will walk into the spacious atrium.  Stop by our welcome table for information and a goodie bag. 

Off to your left will be the presentation rooms, filling the air with wisdom every hour.  Further down is the Fishroom Showcase where each hour an MAS member will be available to discuss his fishroom and answer your questions. 

Toward the back you'll be able to stroll the Marketplace room, seeing what local vendors have for sale - fish,plants, equipment, food, driftwood.

Dedicated Display Room

This year we have two lab rooms dedicated to our racks of aquaria.  This is something every visitor will want to visit.  MAS members will be displaying over 100 aquariums with fish and plants.  And of course, some of the display tanks will focus on aquascaping -- your eyes will light up as you see some of the best aquascaped tanks by skilled local aquarists.

Augsburg Biology Department

Bill Capman, professor at Augsburg University and our host for this event, is a lifelong dedicated aquarist and biologist who maintains 1000 gallons of state of the art coral reef/marine aquaria in the lab room where the MAS displays will be set up. Augsburg marine 4.360

Bill will be offering small group tours to explain the aquarium systems and the complex life support equipment behind the scenes.  Bill will also discuss how he has been establishing spawning pairs and spawning groups of multiple reef fish species, and setting up a breeding lab for rearing marine fish larvae.