Activity Calendar

There's always something new and exciting happening at the National Aquarium.

Learn about upcoming activities and events by downloading the FREE Aquarium app on your Apple or Android device.

Activities and events are subject to change without notice. Please review the daily schedule once you arrive on-site.

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4D Theater

4D Immersion Films

The Aquarium's 4D Immersion Films bring you closer to the sights, sounds and smells of the action. You will have an opportunity to select a showtime when purchasing your tickets.

Now Playing

  • Shark: A 4D Experience®
  • Being Dolphin 4D

Marjorie Lynn Banks Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

Learn About the Series

Special Events for next 90 days

  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, August 30, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Scout Day 2019

    Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00 am

    Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts! Join us at the Aquarium!

    Register Now

    Scouts at the Aquarium
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Free Fall Friday Night

    Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 pm

    For one special evening, enjoy FREE Aquarium admission after 5 pm as part of Free Fall. Tickets available in person only at our box office beginning at 5 pm on the day of the event.

    Child Next to an Exhibit
  • Hallowmarine

    Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am

    Join us for our annual "Hallowmarine" celebration featuring spook-tacular animal encounters, a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, a costume parade and more!

    Child in Costume at the Aquarium
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Half-Price Friday Nights

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Friday is your night, half price after 5pm!

    Buy Tickets

    National Aquarium - Dollar Days
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation
  • Brilliant Baltimore

    Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Join us for Brilliant Baltimore, a vibrant, family-friendly ten-day festival combining two of our city's marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City.

    Light Installation