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Prices & Admission

Adults: $39.95

Children (3-11): $29.95

Seniors (65+): $34.95

Children 2 and under free.

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Learn about reduced admission for groups of 15 or more, or how to plan an event at the Aquarium.

Visitors may tour up to 90 minutes after the last entry.

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Tours & Experiences

Black Blotched Fantail Ray
Daily Behind-the-Scenes Tours
People Watching 4D Film
4D Immersion Films
Frog on a Branch
All Tours & Experiences

Exhibit Map

Map of the National Aquarium

Need a hard copy? Printed maps are available in the Aquarium.

Dining at the Aquarium

Harbor Market Kitchen

Blue Wonders, Level 1

The Aquarium's largest cafe, Harbor Market Kitchen serves up daily specials as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza by the slice and much more. Open daily.

Harbor Market Cafe

Pier 4 Pavilion, Level 1

This cafe is convenient to Dolphin Discovery and Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance. Open daily.

Health and Safety

For the health and safety of our animals, food, beverages and gum are not allowed outside of the Aquarium's designated dining areas. Food and beverages obtained outside the Aquarium are not allowed inside Aquarium buildings; however, there are picnic tables and benches outside the Aquarium if you choose to bring your own food.

Our food may contain ingredients unsuitable for those with allergies or dietary restrictions. Please speak with the chefs about ingredients during your visit, or contact Guest Services (access@aqua.org or 410-576-8745) prior to your visit.

Amenities & Accessibility

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Stroller Check

For the comfort and safety of all guests, the Aquarium cannot accommodate strollers. Complimentary child carriers are available for guest use.

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Changing Tables

All bathrooms have changing tables, and there is a family restroom on the ground floor of Blue Wonders near stroller check.

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Guest Relations Room

Located on Level 1 behind the bubble tubes, this area is available to parents of infants/young children and guests seeking a private, quiet space during their visit.

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Lockers & Coat Check

For a small fee, lockers and coat check are located inside the main entrance, to the right, on the ground level of Blue Wonders.

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Accessibility Guide

Guests with mobility issues can download our Accessibility Guide and Map prior to visiting, or pick one up at any information desk inside the Aquarium.

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Find Your Photo

Visit Magic Memories and enter the number on the back of your PhotoCard to see your photos, order prints and share online!

Additional Tips & Info

Best Times to Visit

For the best experience consider visiting on weekdays or before 11 am or after 3 pm on weekends and holidays.

If you are able to visit only during peak times, keep in mind that during summer, spring break and on holidays, the Aquarium may sell out of tickets, or you may be given an entry time a few hours away. Skip the ticket line and get a guaranteed entry time by buying your tickets online in advance.

Security Procedures

For the safety of our visitors, all bags, backpacks, and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the Aquarium.

Re-entry may require additional screening. Please be aware, these entrance security procedures may cause slight delays while entering the Aquarium.

Special Needs

The Aquarium is pleased to welcome all guests to experience and enjoy our aquatic world. We offer a variety of services for guests who might need them.

Become a Member

Aquarium members receive unlimited admission for a year, immediate entry, special discounts, invitations to members-only events and more!

Shops

Take a piece of the Aquarium home with you! The Aquarium's main gift shop, located at the top of the escalator just past the main entrance, offers souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys, books and more. Smaller gift shops can be found near Shark Alley and Dolphin Discovery—and we have an online shop too. Contact the Aquarium gift shop at 443-573-0852.

Gift Shop

Download the App

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Get the most out of your visit with the Aquarium app. With a daily calendar, fun facts, visitor tips, event information, guide maps and more, you'll have all the most up-to-date information at your fingertips.

  • Navigate the Aquarium with an interactive map.
  • Learn all about our award-winning exhibits.
  • Set reminders for animal encounters, feedings and other activities.
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