Child Staring at an Exhibit

Member Benefits

Members provide critical support to the National Aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. Explore all the benefits of National Aquarium membership and learn about exclusive member perks, discounts, events and more!

Benefits for all membership levels include:

Front of the National Aquarium

FREE daily admission for one year

Members and their guests are welcome to enjoy unlimited visits any time during normal operating hours. No advanced reservations required! Bring your membership card or photo ID for entry.

View of the Member Services Entrance

VIP express entry through the Member Entrance

Skip the line, every time. Members and their guests enjoy immediate entry through our dedicated Member Entrance.

Child Viewing an Exhibit

FREE members-only events

Held throughout the year, Member Evenings provide a relaxing, crowd-free visit, perfect for families or date nights! Events include full exhibit touring, complimentary 4D immersion films, food and beverage offerings, plus 20% off all gift shop purchases!

Family Crossing the Street

Discounted parking

Members enjoy a 25% discount on parking at both of the Aquarium's partner garages, conveniently located just a short walk from the Aquarium. Have your parking ticket validated at the Main Exit to receive your member rate.

Children Jumping at Grade A Student Night

Discounted guest tickets

The more the merrier! Members enjoy a 20% discount on all guest ticket purchases. Tickets may be purchased at Member Services during your visit, or in advance by phone at 410-659-4230, seven days a week.

Fish at the Animal Care and Rescue Center

Discounted tours and experiences

Members enjoy a 20% discount on all behind-the-scenes tours and experiences. Tours may be purchased online or onsite at Member Services. Please note that some tours have age restrictions and require advanced reservations.

Gift Shop

10% discount on all gift shop, cafe and photo purchases

Member savings continue inside the Aquarium. Flash your membership card to receive 10% off in the gift shops and cafes, and on Magic Memories photo purchases.

Clown Fish

FREE subscription to Watermarks, our member magazine

All members receive a bi-annual subscription to Watermarks, our full-color magazine exclusively for members, filled with features, beautiful photos and the latest Aquarium news. Check your mailbox for your copy every spring and fall!

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