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marvel at sea life at the baltimore national aquarium

For over 35 years, the National Aquarium on Baltimore's stunning Inner Harbor waterfront, has been entertaining and educating guests of all ages. Visit and discover for yourself the amazing underwater world of our planet. More than 20,000 marine mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians call the award-winning habitats of the aquarium home. From the Amazon River Forest and Atlantic Coral Reefs to local Maryland wildlife, you can see it all. Blue Poison-Dart Frogs, Atlantic Puffins, Clownfish, Sharks, Dolphins and Crocodiles are just some of the exotic creatures waiting to greet you at the National Aquarium Baltimore.


Prices -

Adults - $39.95; Children (3-11) - $24.95; Seniors (65+) - $34.95.

Hours -

Monday through Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day. Visitors may tour up to 90 minutes after the last entry.


  • Animal Care Experience
  • Shark Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Dolphin Sleepover


  • Daily Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Overnight Sleepovers
  • Aquarium Guest Diver Program
  • Birthday Parties
  • Children's Programs
  • VIP Experiences


  • Can I purchase my National Aquarium tickets online?

    Spend less time waiting in line and more time exploring the animals and habitats when you purchase your tickets online. You can buy general admission tickets, add-ons like the Shark Behind the Scenes and other specialty tours and activities and even save your place for an exciting 4-D movie experience. Purchase tickets here.
  • When is the best time to visit the National Aquarium?

    Anytime is a great time to visit the National Aquarium. But if you prefer a quieter experience, visiting on weekdays or weekends before 11:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. is your best bet. Weekends are quite popular at the Aquarium, so you can expect the largest crowds on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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