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A Visit to the National Aquarium Make a Great Christmas Gift Idea!

Make your Christmas one to remember when you step out of the cold and into the wonder of an underwater world. Gift tickets to the National Aquarium are the perfect way to spread a bit of holiday cheer. Make your gift last all year when you give an Aquarium membership that includes unlimited visits, express entry, member-exclusive events, special promotions and more.

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National Aquarium

Give your special someone the gift of an Aquarium membership—a gift that can be enjoyed all year long!

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Gift Tickets

National Aquarium

Give an experience to remember. Recognize friends, family and coworkers with gift tickets to the National Aquarium!

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Santa Claus is Coming to … the National Aquarium

Enjoy festive music and dance performances from around the world at our annual holiday celebration, presented by Macy’s, on Friday, December 5. Our Knott Harbor View Room magically transforms into a holiday village overnight, giving us the perfect place to host live music, crafts and appearances from two very special visitors: Santa and the Polar Express train conductor! Munch on seasonal treats and sip on hot chocolate, regular or spiked (for the 21+ crowd), while scoping out special Kwanzaa and Hanukkah displays. Learn More

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Everyone’s favorite holiday film is realer than ever in 4-D. Hop onboard a train to the North Pole with “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” at the National Aquarium. Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multisensory effects, it's an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy. Learn More

Celebrate the Season on Baltimore's Waterfront

It's a Waterfront Life

The National Aquarium isn't the only one getting into the holiday spirit. Don't miss the Inner Harbor Ice Rink, Christmas Village, or other great events! Learn More

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