Beginning January 25, guests ages 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter the Aquarium.

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

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.