Gallery Tours

Insider's Tour

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Aquarium? Here’s your chance to step into our stories and see the Aquarium in a brand new way. In this incredible experience,an expert will lead you through our exhibits, including the brand-new Living Seashore.

Your guide will share fascinating stories about our animals and the habitats they call home, lead you to exclusive staff-only areas, take you up-close with one of our animal residents and so much more.

Join us and become an Aquarium insider—you’ll never experience the National Aquarium the same way again!

The Basics

Ages:
All participants must be at least 8 years of age to participate in this program. Refunds will not be given for participants who do not meet the age requirements.

Time:
2 ½ hours

Price (includes Aquarium admission):

General $65
Member $55

Getting Ready for Your Tour

  • Wear non-slip shoes (no flip-flops, crocs or heels)
  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour. Check in at our staff entrance, just around the corner from the Aquarium’s main entrance and across from the USS Torsk submarine
  • Stay late—your ticket is good for a full day of Aquarium exploration
  • You’ll be asked to sign a waiver when you get here—save time by bringing a signed copy along
  • For information on discounted parking, please check aqua.org/parking. Bring your ticket to have it validated before leaving the Aquarium
  • When booking your tour, please notify Central Reservations of any guests with special needs

Additional Information

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, including if you miss your tour due to late arrival. If the Aquarium cancels your program, you’ll have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Call Ahead

To ensure that your tour hasn’t been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as animal health or inclement weather, please call 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 16 years old to participate in an Immersion Tour program without an accompanying adult. Guests under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Saturday, June, 04, 2016

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If you have questions, or wish to check on additional tour availability:

Contact Central Reservations weekdays from 9 am–4:30 pm at 410-576-3833, or email reserve@aqua.org.

Call Ahead

To ensure that your tour hasn’t been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as animal health or inclement weather, please call 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.