The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation September Hours at the Aquarium

Guests may tour up to 90 minutes after the last entry time.

9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 6 pm
September 26
9 am - 7 pm

Getting to the Aquarium

The National Aquarium is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, easily accessible by all modes of transportation.


National Aquarium (501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202)

Although the Aquarium does not operate its own parking facility, we have two official parking partners nearby. Tickets pulled from both Parkway Lockwood Place & the LAZ Inner Harbor Garage can be validated for a discount to Aquarium guests. Aquarium members receive an even bigger discount.

Please note that there is an early-bird parking discount for those who park in either of these garages before 9 am, Monday through Friday. If you arrive before this time, we recommend you do not validate your parking ticket at the Aquarium, as that will override the early-bird parking cost.


  1. Parkway Lockwood Place Garage (124 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202) Please note: You can reserve a spot online in Parkway Lockwood Place Garage ahead of time.
  2. LAZ Inner Harbor Garage (100 S. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202) Please note: You can reserve a spot online in LAZ Inner Harbor Garage ahead of time.

Parking Discounts

How to Receive Parking Discount at Our Partner Garages

  1. Enter the chosen garage by taking a ticket, and take the ticket with you to the Aquarium.
  2. Get your parking ticket validated at the Aquarium's information desk.
  3. Take the validated ticket to the parking garage lobby, and the automated machines will discount the parking based on your length of stay.

No coupon is required, and the discount is valid for all Aquarium guests for any duration of stay.

Accessible Parking

All parking garages provide accessible parking spaces. Also, on-street parking is available with ADA-compliant meters.

Amtrak: Penn Station: 1500 N. Charles Street—only 1.06 miles from the Aquarium. Taxi and bus service are available from the station, as well as the free Charm City Circulator and ride-sharing services.

Light Rail: Convention Center and Camden Yards Light Rail Stops

MARC Train: Camden Yards and Penn Station MARC Train Stops

Metro Subway: Shot Tower/Market Place Metro Subway Station

Bus: Bus Lines 1, 7, 8, 10, 19, 61, 62 and 64

Charm City Circulator: Fast, free and eco-friendly! The National Aquarium is conveniently located on the Orange Line of the Charm City Circulator.

Bike racks are installed outside the Aquarium on Pier 3, next to the USS Torsk.

Admission and Ticket Information

General Admission Adult

Ages 12-64

General Admission Child

Ages 3-11

General Admission Senior

Ages 65+

Unlimited Access Member

All Ages


National Aquarium Gift Shops

Take a piece of the Aquarium home with you! The National Aquarium Gift Shop—located at the top of the escalator on Level 1 of Blue Wonders—offers souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys, books and more. Smaller gift shops can be found near Shark Alley and Dolphin Discovery—and we have an online shop, too.

Amenities & Accessibility

Some of the following amenities may not be currently available due to COVID-19. Learn more about our latest operational changes here.

Changing Tables

All bathrooms have changing tables, and there is a family restroom on the ground floor of Blue Wonders near stroller check.

Guest Relations Room

Located on Level 1 of Blue Wonders behind the bubble tubes, this area is available to parents of infants and young children, as well as guests seeking a private, quiet space during their visit.

Accessibility Guide

Guests with mobility issues can download our Accessibility Guide prior to visiting, or pick up a printed version at the Aquarium’s information desk.

View Your Photos

Head over to the Magic Memories website and enter the number on the back of your PhotoCard to see your photos, order prints and share online!

Stroller Check

For the comfort and safety of all guests, the Aquarium cannot accommodate strollers. Complimentary child carriers are available for guest use.

Lockers & Coat Check

For a small fee, lockers and coat check are located inside the Main Entrance, to the right, on the ground level of Blue Wonders.

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