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Rates and Capacities

Blue Wonders
From Blacktip Reef to the Sea Cliffs and Shark Alley, your guests explore 4 levels of aquatic treasures in our main Aquarium building on Pier 3.

Rentals available:
Sunday – Thursday in September – June
Saturdays are available in October – March, 7 pm – 11 pm and in April – June, 8 pm – midnight.

Cost: $3,500 for the first 100 guests and $15 per person after the first 100.
Capacity: Standing reception - 700, Limited seating on Level 1 up to 150.


Marine Mammal Pavilion
Pier 4 Pavilion is home to our colony of eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and the stunning exhibit Jellies Invasion: Oceans out of Balance.

Rentals available:
Sunday – Thursday in September – June
Saturdays are available in October – March, 7 pm – 11 pm and in April – June, 8 pm – midnight.

Cost: $3,000 for the first 200 and $15 per person after the first 200.
Capacity: Standing reception - 900, Banquet seating with dancing - 240


The National Aquarium Experience
To graciously accommodate larger groups, consider reserving both Blue Wonders and Pier 4 Pavilion. This allows guests to view all of the Aquarium exhibits at their leisure while enjoying your event. Please contact a Catered Events Specialist for availability and pricing for this selection.


Knott Harbor View Room
Located on Level 4 of Blue Wonders, the Knott Harbor View Room is situated high above Baltimore with stunning views spanning from Federal Hill across the Inner Harbor. This space is perfect for intimate gatherings, meetings or parties.

Evening rentals available:
September – June
Monday – Thursday in July and August
*If applicable, additional time can be purchased until midnight.
*When available, Level 4 of Blue Wonders may be added for an additional fee.
Cost: $1,500 for evening rental.

Daytime rentals available:
Monday – Friday in September – Mid-May, 8 am – 4 pm
*Gallery visits are included.
Cost: $600 for four hours and $1,000 for eight hours for daytime rental.

Capacity: Standing reception - 90, Banquet seating with reception area - 60, Theater seating - 90


Underwater Viewing Area
Located in Pier 4 Pavilion, the Underwater Viewing Area boasts the best seat in the house for dolphin-watching.

Evening rentals available:
Sunday – Thursday in September – June
Saturdays available in October – March only, 7 pm – 11 pm
*Not available on Fridays.
*May be combined with Pier 4 Pavilion lobby for an additional fee.

Cost: $1,500 for evening rental.
Capacity: Standing reception - 90, Banquet seating with reception area - 60


Harborside Tent
Our tent space boasts incredible harbor views, outdoor accommodations and access to the Aquarium. This beautiful tent is a 40’ x 80’ enclosure with transparent sides.

Rentals available:
Mid-April – Late-October for four-hour events

Cost: $3,500 for the first 100 guests and $15 per person after the first 100.
Capacity: Standing reception - 225, Banquet seating - 175

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Contact Our Event Planners

To start planning your event at the National Aquarium, submit your request online and one of our event planners will be in touch with you.

Blue Wonders Photos

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Knott Harbor View Room

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Harborside Tent Photos

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Pier 4 Pavilion Photos

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Underwater Viewing Area

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