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Plan Your Aquarium Visit


  • 9 am–5 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am–8 pm
  • 9 am–5 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


Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

SEP 20
Half-Price Friday Nights Special Events

Join the National Aquarium's Conservation team for a field day at the Fort McHenry wetland!

SEP 28
Fort McHenry Field Day Conservation

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Join us for a Blue Beacon panel discussion presented by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and National Aquarium as part of the Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series.

SEP 17
Bay, Harbor and Home: Exploring and Restoring Special Places in the Chesapeake Conservation

Enjoy a relaxing, crowd-free visit reserved for members and their guests. Event includes exhibit touring, complimentary showings of our 4D immersion films, food and beverage offerings, plus 20% off all gift shop purchases.

OCT 23
Member Evening Member Events

Get up close and personal to one of our animals!

SEP 17
Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook Activities
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“Great Aquarium”

Hands down the best aquarium I've been to. Great exhibits, displays, friendly and helpful employees, and great with crowd control with staggered check in times...

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