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Plan Your Aquarium Visit

May Hours

  • MON - THU
  • 9 am - 5 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am - 8 pm
  • SAT
  • 9 am - 6 pm
  • SUN
  • 9 am - 5 pm

Special Hours

  • MAY 28
  • 9 am - 8 pm
  • MAY 29
  • 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


The best view of Baltimore’s Fourth of July fireworks display is at the National Aquarium!

Fourth of July Pier Party Special Events

Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

MAY 30
Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1 Activities

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See for yourself what lives in our Biohuts and how the program is helping to restore harbor habitat.

Biohut Inventory Conservation

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.

MAY 30
Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Underwater Viewing Area Activities

Enjoy a relaxing, crowd-free visit to the Aquarium. The evening includes complimentary showings of our 4D movies.

JUN 14
Member-Only Evening

Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

Half-Price Friday Nights Special Events
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“Aquarium Fun”
Facinating aquatic exhibits, family fun, food and multiple gift shops. Great view of the Inner Harbor and if you want to take a break, have your hand stamped for re-entry. It is easily a day long experience.
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