The Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit is temporarily closed through Fall 2022.

As a nonprofit, the National Aquarium is deeply grateful to our members who provide vital support for our mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. Members who donate $500 or more become part of the National Aquarium Donor Society, a special group of patrons who receive exclusive Aquarium access and benefits.

Donor Society Membership Levels


2 adults + up to 6 children + 2 guests

8 single-use tickets

Special donor events

2 Member Evening guest passes


2 adults + up to 6 children + 2 guests

10 single-use tickets

Special donor events

4 Member Evening guest passes


Advocate-level benefits plus:

Concierge service

Exclusive access to staff

Family-level membership to gift

Public recognition


Champion-level benefits plus:

Coffee with a curator

VIP experience for you + 10 guests


Guardian-level benefits plus:

Private reception with our CEO

Special access to Animal Rescue release


Visionary-level benefits plus:

Customized Aquarium adventure

Parking in Aquarium circle (reservation required)

All members enjoy these valuable benefits:

Free unlimited admission for one year
Priority entry through the Member Entrance
Free members-only events throughout the year
25% discount on parking at official partner garages

20% discount on guest tickets

20% discount on tours and experiences

10% discount on gift shop, cafe and photo purchases

Free subscription to Watermarks, our member magazine

Tax deduction within guidelines of U.S. law

Digital membership cards for contactless entry

Contact us at 410-576-8535 or

Your Membership Matters The Impact of Member Support

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization changing the way humanity cares for our ocean planet. We are proud of what we accomplish to benefit people, animals and the planet—thanks to support from our members.