Behind-the-Scenes Tour


Journey From Atlantic Cliffs
to Pacific Reefs

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National Aquarium - Coral Reef

75 percent of coral reefs are threatened. Learn how you can help.

Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at one of our favorite Aquarium exhibits, Pacific Coral Reef, where colorful fish dart back and forth between vibrant anemones and living corals. On this guided tour, you'll get an insider's look at what it takes to grow live coral in an Aquarium, and learn how our team created the thousands of fabricated corals that make up the new Blacktip Reef!

Price: $15.00*

*Price does not include Aquarium Admission, which must be purchased in order to experience this tour.

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Additional Information

Policies and Procedures:

Your tour will last approximately 45 minutes. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Please wear non-slip shoes (no flip-flops, Crocs, or heels), as we will be entering some behind-the-scenes areas. At the time of booking, please notify Central Reservations of any guests with special needs, including medical conditions.

Participants must be at least 8 years of age to participate in this experience.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. There will be no exceptions to this policy. If the Aquarium cancels the program, you will have the option of rescheduling for another date or receiving a full refund. During inclement weather, please call the program line at 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Arrive Early

To ensure you receive the best experience, please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled program time. As a courtesy to other guests on your tour, your guide is unable to wait for late arrivals. Your tour will meet on Level One at the Information Desk on Harbor Overlook/Blue Wonders: Reefs to Rainforests

Stay Late

Your Aquarium admission is good for a full day of Aquarium exploration! If you'd like to leave the building and re-enter later that day, get your hand stamped at the main exit of Blue Wonders. Check with a staff member for the last entry time of the day.

Call Ahead

The health of the animals is our primary concern; therefore, any tour may be canceled or modified without notice if it is in the animals' best interest.

If the Aquarium cancels your program, you will have the option of rescheduling for another date or receiving a full refund. To ensure that your tour has not been canceled due to inclement weather or unforeseen events, please call 410-576-8822 two hours prior to the program start time on the day of your visit. If you miss your tour due to late arrival, no refund can be provided.

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For questions regarding Immersion Tours or to make a reservation, contact Central Reservations Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (ET) at 410-576-3833, or e-mail