In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
How is the Aquarium responding to COVID-19?
We’ve made some essential changes to the Aquarium experience to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, guests and animals. Key modifications include significantly limiting in-building capacity at all times, advance reservations for all timed ticket entries, frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas throughout our campus, use of face coverings by both staff and guests, mandatory temperature checks for staff and guests, and floor markers to enforce social distancing.
Learn more about our updated protocols and procedures in response to COVID-19.
Do you allow strollers?
For the comfort and safety of all guests, the Aquarium cannot accommodate strollers. In order to maintain proper safety and social distancing protocols, our stroller check and guest locker area has been temporarily closed. A small, on-site parking area for strollers is available for self-park, but space will be limited.
Backpack carriers are not available for rent at this time.
Where can I find the photos taken of me during my visit?
Visit Magic Memories and enter the number on the back of your PhotoCard to see your photos, order prints and share online. If you lost your PhotoCard number, fill out this Magic Memories support form.
Do you offer a special rate for AAA members?
Yes! We offer special ticket pricing for AAA members who purchase tickets through AAA. Contact your local AAA office to learn more.
Do you have wheelchairs to rent?
Guests may borrow wheelchairs, free of charge, with the deposit of a driver's license. These manual wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis for use inside the Aquarium only.
Can I bring food into the Aquarium?
Food and beverages obtained outside the Aquarium are not allowed inside Aquarium buildings; however, there are picnic tables and benches outside the Aquarium if you choose to bring your own food. Touch-free water bottle refill stations are available for use throughout our campus. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Guests with food allergy concerns can contact us at 410-576-8745.
What happens if I am running late for my entry time printed on my ticket?
If you're running a few minutes late, you may still enter the building after the entry time printed on your ticket, depending on capacity and queue for entry.
Are tickets refundable?
All admission purchases are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
Is the National Aquarium a government entity?
No. The National Aquarium is neither managed nor funded by the federal government. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by our guests and the generosity of donors, members and volunteers.