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An underwater world of beautiful and unusual animals and habitats awaits your group at the National Aquarium, located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Admission Prices for Groups of 15 or More

Adult: $31.95
Senior (Ages 65+): $27.95
Student (Ages 12-18): $27.95
Child (Ages 3-11): $19.95
Group Escort: Free!

Travel to an Australian river gorge, descend through an Atlantic coral reef, explore a tropical rain forest, discover dolphins and sharks, and interact with animal experts—admission includes all this and more!

Add on the 4-D Experience: $5 per person

Learn more about our School Field Trip options

Please call for tour operator pricing

How to Purchase Group Tickets

Group rates are available with advance reservation, subject to ticket availability. A $75 deposit is due three weeks in advance.

By phone: 410-576-3833

By fax: 410-986-2334

By email: reserve@aqua.org

Tour operators receive additional discounts; call for details.

Parking Info for Tour Buses and Motocoaches

Buses and motorcoaches of scheduled groups may use Gunther Circle, located in front of the Aquarium off Pratt and Gay Streets, for drop-off and pickup. Access is limited to 10 minutes.

  • The Baltimore Visitor Center parking lot, 401 Light Street: 10-minute staging
  • The Maryland Science Center, Key Highway/601 Light Street: 10-minute staging

Motorcoach Parking Options

1100 James Street, Behind the B&O Railroad Museum

Open 365 days of the year and offers the following:

  • Lighted, locked and secure lot with 61 spaces for motorcoaches and school buses
  • In/out privileges
  • Free transportation via Cham City Circulator to area hotels, restaurants and attractions

Parking rates are $5 per hour, $25 for 12 hours and $35 for 24 hours. Learn more and download a fact sheet with map here.

Camden Yards Sports Complex, Maryland Stadium Authority, Lot C

From Light Street, head west on Conway Street. At I-395, stay in right lane and continue straight into the Camden Yards parking lot. Follow the drive aisle to the left and stop near the far end of the Warehouse Building.

Enter the Office of Central Parking Systems to pay a fee and directions will be given to lot C or other suitable parking.

  • $30-day fee
  • $40 overnight fee
  • $70 for 24 hours

Only available during non-event days. Call Central Parking Systems at 410-347-9330, ext. 11 for reservations and other information.

Special Programs for Groups of 15 or More

Enhance your group's visit to the National Aquarium with one of these all-inclusive programs.

Dine and Discover

Enjoy a gourmet box lunch in the Aquarium's Harbor View Room while gaining an insider’s knowledge of our fascinating animals with a presentation from one of our animal experts. Your group will also have the opportunity to tour the Aquarium's exhibits. Available on weekdays September through May with a minimum of 25 people.

Sea and Tea

Sweeten your group’s visit with a delicious assortment of scones, tea sandwiches, miniature desserts, and hot and cold beverages. Enjoy your party, meeting or other occasion in the Aquarium's Harbor View Room, which has a spectacular panoramic view of the Inner Harbor. You and your guests can then tour the Aquarium at your leisure. Available on weekdays September through May with a minimum of 25 people.

Customized Programs

Create a one-of-a-kind adventure with a customized visit. Email groupsales@aqua.org for more information and to begin planning your ideal Aquarium experience. Available on weekdays September through May.

Packages With Aquarium Partners

Uno Chicago Grill: Giving Back

Groups booking a group dining package that includes Uno Chicago Grill at the Inner Harbor will receive $5 off the price of an Aquarium ticket! In addition, Uno will donate 20% of your group’s sales back to the National Aquarium's conservation programs. Save money, eat delicious food and give to conservation! To make it even easier, if you contact Kim Lathe, Uno's national manager of group sales, at 508-561-9292 or klathe@unos.com, she will book the National Aquarium for your group, as well as your reservation at Uno!

Fish and Ships

If you love the water, this adventure is for you! In addition to visiting the National Aquarium, your group will enjoy a unique view of Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor aboard Spirit Cruises. The scenic one-hour narrated tour offers views of Charm City’s most memorable sights. Or enjoy a delicious seated meal during the Commodore's Lunch Cruise, which includes a narrated tour and a DJ for dancing. Contact Group Sales at Spirit Cruises at 866-845-7245 to reserve.

Maryland Traditions: The Aquarium and Phillips Seafood

This Inner Harbor package is truly "the best catch in the sea!" After your visit to the Aquarium, walk just a few steps to nearby Phillips Seafood Restaurant, where your group can enjoy your choice of a crab feast (between June and September) or dinner. Contact Group Sales at Phillips at 410-685-6600 for more information on this package and to reserve your group.

Groupies Wanted: Hard Rock Café

Located next door to the Aquarium, you can give your group the authentic rock 'n' roll experience. Surrounded by priceless memorabilia, they will feel the energy of the music phenomenon that swept the world and spanned the decades. It's so easy to fit Hard Rock Café into your group's itinerary with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available. Our energetic and entertaining staff will make your group feel like rock stars on tour. Of course, don't forget to pick up one of the National Aquarium collectible Hard Rock Café guitar pins—$2 from every pin benefits the National Aquarium Animal Rescue. Contact Jamie Moore at jamie_moore@hardrock.com or 410-576-2210 to reserve your group.

Aquatic Adventures:

Spend the day on and under the sea with Cruises on the Bay by Watermark and the National Aquarium! Connect what you learn at the Aquarium to our local waterways by getting out on the water on a Baltimore Harbor Cruise . The 45-minute cruise explores Baltimore’s harbor treasures, the important history of the waterfront and its role today as a working port. See Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Fort McHenry and the Under Armour headquarters from the decks of a Watermark yacht. The yacht features a climate-controlled lower deck, open air top deck, snack bar and restrooms. Destination fun!

Field trip packages and group rates available. Contact Claudette McDonald at Claudette@watermarkjourney.com or 410-268-7601 x 100 to reserve your day with Watermark and the National Aquarium!

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