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Plan Your Aquarium Visit


  • MON - THU
  • 9 am - 5 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am - 8 pm
  • SAT
  • 9 am - 8 pm
  • SUN
  • 9 am - 6 pm
Visitors may tour up to 90 minutes after the last entry. For your best experience, visit before 11 am or after 3 pm. BUY TICKETS PARKING/DIRECTIONS

Events & Activities


Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

AUG 30
Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1 Activities

Join an Aquarium educator in the underwater viewing area for an up-close, nose-to-nose look at the hundreds of fish and sharks that call Blacktip Reef home.

AUG 30
Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Underwater Viewing Area Activities

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Join staff from Blue Water Baltimore to build your own rain barrel!

SEP 10
Rain Barrel Workshop Conservation

Explore nature's recyclers, the Madagascar hissing cockroach

AUG 30
Rain Forest Talk Activities

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Aquarium’s annual event presented by Macy’s.

Fiesta Latina

Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

Half-Price Friday Nights Special Events
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“Unique experience”
Our 3-year old daughter was positively mesmerized, as were we, at the seemingly endless number of creatures that inhabit earth and that we got to see for ourselves, in environments that were simulations of their own natural habitats…
waves icon Trip Advisor user MonicaJetsetter, August 2016 READ REVIEW