A Membership That Matters

Membership to the National Aquarium directly supports conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures by helping to fund the Aquarium’s conservation initiatives, research projects and education programs.

As a nonprofit organization, the National Aquarium restores habitats and preserves species in the Chesapeake Bay and around the world—with support from our members. In addition to helping us protect and preserve this blue planet, you will also join our family, receiving unlimited access to the Aquarium and other great benefits.

Special Tours and Programs

Calypso's Gold

July 30, 2016

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready for an incredible adventure as you set off in search of the hidden treasure of the great Guardian Calypso!

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Shark Behind the Scenes Tour

July 30, 2016

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Get comfortably close to these predators of the deep.

Special member price

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Insider's Tour

July 31, 2016

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a head start with a guided tour before the building opens!

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual $75

Full membership privileges for one person.

Couple $125

Full membership privileges for two named people.

Family $175

Family membership includes two adults and up to four children or grandchildren (ages 3 - 21).

Family Circle $250

Family circle membership includes two adults, up to six children or grandchildren (ages 3 - 21), and two guests per visit.

For additional memberships that include a donation above and beyond these levels, view our donor society memberships.

Benefits of a National Aquarium Membership:

  • Unlimited daily admission for one year
  • Immediate entry after check-in at member entrance
  • Free member-only events and discounts on programs and events
  • Watermarks magazine
  • 10% off food and drinks in any of the Aquarium’s cafes
  • 10% off onsite purchases from our photo partner, SharpShooters
  • 10% off purchases at the National Aquarium gift shops
  • Purchase discounted tickets for family and friends
  • Fully or partially tax-deductible

Watermarks Latest Issue

Watermarks Magazine

Our member magazine is filled with features on our blue planet, behind-the-scenes information and the latest on our conservation efforts.

View the latest issue