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

Veterinary Experience Tour

May 29, 2015

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Put on your very own surgical cap and mask and dive in to this behind-scenes-tour led by one of our staff veterinarians.

Special member price

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Shark Behind the Scenes Tour

May 30, 2015

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

May 31, 2015

8:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Special member price

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual $75
Couple $125
Family $175
Family Circle $250
Dolphin Club $500

For additional memberships that include a donation above and beyond these levels, view our patron-level memberships and learn about the National Aquarium Society.

Gift Memberships are currently unavailable for purchase online. Please call 410-659-4230 (9 am – 4:30 pm, Mon.-Fri.) and our representatives will be happy to help you give the gift of membership to the National Aquarium.

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

Membership FAQ

National Aquarium – Hidden Life

See Our Membership FAQ