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Plan Your Aquarium Visit


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


  • 9 am–5 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am–8 pm
  • SAT
  • 9 am–6 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!

MAR 30
Half-Price Friday Nights Special Events

Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Trust to restore the Atlantic white cedar habitat in Nassawango Creek Preserve.

MAR 24
Atlantic White Cedar Tree Planting Conservation

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Journalist, author and ocean activist David Helvarg will share insights from decades of writing about our ocean planet.

APR 10
A Blue Vision and a March for the Ocean Conservation

Enjoy a relaxing, crowd-free visit to the Aquarium. The evening includes complimentary showings of our 4D movies.

APR 25
Member Evening Member Events

Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts! Be prepared for a fantastic day at the National Aquarium!

APR 28
Scout Day 2018 Special Events

Get up close and personal to one of our animals!

MAR 24
Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook Activities
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“Excellent aquarium”

This is an awesome aquarium. There is so much to see and learn... I highly recommend the immersion tours as well. The guides are so friendly and you learn a great deal about the marine life!

waves icon Trip Advisor user Dieseldog12, March 2018 READ FULL REVIEW