Corporate Partnerships

As a nonprofit, the National Aquarium values the corporate partners, sponsors, members and donors that provide vital support to our mission to connect people with nature while inspiring care and compassion for our ocean planet.

The National Aquarium works closely with leaders in the private sector to strengthen our shared communities as we promote environmental education, stewardship and sustainability through high impact, high visibility initiatives.

Supporting Our Mission

Our organizational partners support our mission in a variety of ways, from grants and sponsorships to corporate membership. Check out our most recent Impact Report for a full list of our institutional donors. For more information on how your organization can partner with the National Aquarium, contact us at philanthropy@aqua.org.


Featured Corporate Partners

Join the more than 100 organizations that work with us on exciting projects and initiatives. Learn more about some of our featured partners and projects, including turning the Inner Harbor into a living laboratory, transitioning to renewable power sources, eliminating single-use plastics and improving educational outcomes for local students.

Stay Current News for Our Corporate Partners

The National Aquarium publishes the Currents e-newsletter a few times a year to share relevant stories and information with our corporate community.

Corporate Memberships

When you become a National Aquarium corporate member, your organization joins a community that supports our impactful conservation efforts and sustains a vital world-class attraction while unlocking exclusive benefits for your company and clients.

Corporate Membership Membership Levels

Corporate Circle

$50,000

500 Tickets + 20 Passes

150 Donated Tickets

$5,000 Event Credit

Branded Ticket Portal

5 VIP Tours + Touring Night

Discounted Memberships

Featured Partner Webpage

Executive Partner

$20,000

175 Tickets + 8 Passes

75 Donated Tickets

$3,000 Event Credit

Branded Ticket Portal

2 VIP Tours

Discounted Memberships

Managing Partner

$12,000

125 Tickets + 6 Passes

50 Donated Tickets

$1,000 Event Credit

Branded Ticket Portal

1 VIP Tour

Discounted Memberships

Business Partner

$6,500

50 Tickets + 4 Passes

25 Donated Tickets

$500 Event Credit

Nonprofit Partner

$4,000

100 Tickets + 2 Passes

15 Donated Tickets

$100 Event Credit

Associate Partner

$2,000

50 Tickets

15 Donated Tickets

$100 Event Credit

Small Business Partner

$1,000

25 Tickets

10 Donated Tickets

Corporate Membership Explanation of Benefits

The benefits that correspond with each membership level are fixed and cannot be switched or substituted.

Each ticket is good for one Aquarium visit and can be given to anyone you choose. To enter the Aquarium, ticket holders redeem their tickets at Membership Services. These tickets are valid for the duration of your annual membership. You may also purchase additional tickets in bulk at a 20% discount.

Passes can be used multiple times and are transferable. They are convenient and flexible, allowing optimal access to the Aquarium for you, your clients, customers and employees. Passes may be used once a day, every day, for the duration of your membership. You may choose credit card-style passes or access to our self-service online pass reservation calendar.

The National Aquarium can share your generous support with eligible nonprofits through our Community Connections ticket donation program. If your organization works with nonprofit organizations that might like to participate in the Community Connections program, please encourage them to apply and list your company as the referring organization. The application, eligibility information and guidelines can be found on our Community page.

Make your next corporate event a destination and use your credit toward renting space for a private corporate event held against the stunning backdrop of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Aquarium's award-winning exhibits. With several picturesque and versatile spaces available, an event at the Aquarium is always an unforgettable experience. Exclusions apply; please contact us for details about using this benefit.

A ticket portal extends your corporate discount directly to your employees. Your staff members can purchase and print their own single-use tickets, valid for one year, at a special rate of 20% off. The portal can also be used to purchase additional bulk tickets for your organization to supplement the stock of single-use tickets included in your membership package.

VIP Tours

You can work with our team to create a unique, memorable experience through a customized tour. Your special guests can explore behind the scenes, meet Aquarium experts, come face to face with amazing animals and more. Restrictions apply; please contact us for details at least one month in advance about using this benefit.

Touring Nights

Treat yourself and up to 1,000 of your closest friends to an exclusive, private, self-guided evening tour of the Aquarium. It will be a night to remember, with opportunities to explore everything the Aquarium offers, minus the daytime crowds. Should you elect not to use this opportunity yourself, you may donate the tour to an organization of your choosing.

This benefit gives your employees $10 off the purchase of their own personal Aquarium memberships. We are pleased to extend this offer to your organization's stakeholders who wish to personally support the Aquarium's mission and visit as often as they like.

We're pleased to recognize our Corporate Circle members by featuring their logos on our Partnerships page and creating personalized profiles on our website. These webpages highlight partners' products and services, as well as their generous support of National Aquarium initiatives and programs.

Current Corporate Members

Each and every corporate member organization provides vital support for the National Aquarium and our work to benefit people, animals and the planet.

  • Capital Funding Group
  • Constellation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company *

* Indicates founding member

  • Deloitte
  • M&T Bank *
  • PNC Bank
  • RadNet Inc.
  • T. Rowe Price *

* Indicates founding member

  • Advance Business Systems
  • American Real Estate Partners
  • Bank of America *
  • BD Life Sciences *
  • Brown Advisory
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Inc. *
  • H&S Bakery Inc. *
  • KCI Technologies
  • McCormick & Company Inc. *
  • Transamerica *
  • Vicinity Energy
  • W. R. Grace & Co. *

* Indicates founding member

  • American Sugar Refining Inc. *
  • American Trading and Production Corporation *
  • American Urological Association Inc.
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore *
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company Inc.
  • Baltimore County Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #4
  • The Baltimore Life Insurance Company *
  • The Baltimore Sun Media Group *
  • Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation (formerly The Children's House at Johns Hopkins)
  • Carnegie Institution for Science - Department of Embryology
  • Catholic Charities – St. Vincent's Villa/Villa Maria School
  • Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company (formerly Injured Workers' Insurance Fund)
  • Continental Realty Corp
  • Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • DAP Global, Inc
  • Design Collective
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Enlighten
  • FutureCare Canton Harbor
  • General Dynamics - OTS
  • Harkins Builders Inc. *
  • Humanim
  • J.F. Fischer Inc.
  • Kelly Benefits
  • Knorr Brake Corporation
  • KPMG LLP *
  • Maury Donnelly & Parr Inc.
  • McCormick HVP
  • MECU of Baltimore Inc.
  • Merritt Properties LLC
  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C. *
  • Phillips Seafood Restaurant*
  • Plano-Coudon LLC
  • Pompeian Inc. *
  • Powell Recovery Center Inc.
  • RCM&D Inc. *
  • Republic Services of Baltimore (formerly Allied Waste Industries)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities *
  • RSM US LLP
  • Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP
  • Saul Ewing LLP *
  • Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
  • Stifel (1919 Investment Counsel)
  • TEXTRON Systems - AAI Corporation *
  • Truist (Formerly BB&T)
  • United States Gypsum Company *
  • Venable LLP

* Indicates founding member

  • Adell Plastics Inc.
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. PBC
  • Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
  • The Joseph Mullan Company
  • Lord Baltimore Capital Partners LLC
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Rachuba Management
  • Reliance Fire Protection Inc.
  • The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt
  • Rosemore Inc.
  • Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel Baltimore*
  • Shapiro *
  • Shawe & Rosenthal LLP *
  • Whiteford

* Indicates founding member

  • Asset Strategy Consultants
  • Ayers / Saint / Gross Inc.
  • The Coventry School Inc. For People and Their Dogs
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • French, Shepley & Strong, LLC
  • Fundamental Administrative Services
  • GWWO Architects
  • Nexion Health Management
  • Point A College Counseling
  • Positive Psyche
  • Bloomberg
  • Edward St. John Foundation
  • Howard Community College
  • Village Learning Place

Partnering with the National Aquarium

Contact us today to learn more about corporate membership, philanthropic partnership and brand alignment opportunities supporting high impact, high visibility initiatives.

Sean Beattie
Vice President of Philanthropy
410-659-4217
SBeattie@aqua.org

Muri Dueppen
Corporate Relations Officer
410-659-4203
MDueppen@aqua.org

Donor Society Give More, Get More

Donate $500 or more to become part of the National Aquarium Donor Society, a special group of patrons who receive exclusive Aquarium access and benefits.