As a nonprofit, the National Aquarium is deeply grateful to our members who provide vital support for our mission to connect people with nature to inspire compassion and care for our ocean planet. 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

All memberships are immediately active upon purchase and valid for one year. For National Aquarium memberships, youths are ages 5-20. All children ages 4 and under are admitted free.


2 adults + up to 6 youths

3 guest passes per visit

8 single-use tickets

Special donor events

3 Member Evening guest passes


2 adults + up to 6 youths

3 guest passes per visit

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 wellness visit


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

Members-only events throughout the year—with free guest passes!

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.