In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Tour groups, seniors, corporate groups, scout troops, family reunions—or any group of 15 or more guests—are eligible for special group admission rates and perks, including free group leader admission, convenient group dining packages and group experiences.
Group admission rates are available with advance registration only and are subject to ticket availability. A $75 deposit is due three weeks in advance.
The National Aquarium is situated in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, just 35 miles from Washington DC and a simple 10-minute drive from I-95. Make the most of your time with us in Baltimore by exploring our group itineraries and group dining options.
We offer age-appropriate experiences for students in grades pre-K through 12 that correspond with Next Generation Science Standards and ignite a life-long love for science and conservation.
Group Admission Pricing
Groups of 15 or more guests may take advantage of special admission rates, including free entry for group leaders. All prices listed are per person and are subject to change.
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Registered groups visiting the National Aquarium via bus or motor coach may enjoy 10-minute access for front-door drop-off and pick-up in Gunther Circle at the Aquarium’s main entrance near the intersection of Pratt and Gay Streets.
Affordable hourly, all-day and overnight motorcoach parking is available nearby by with pre-paid reservation.
Fully Independent Traveler (FIT) Program
Qualified Tour Operators providing services in Baltimore's Inner Harbor are eligible to participate in the National Aquarium's Fully Independent Traveler (FIT) program. FIT tickets are available at the group rates listed above and are valid for one year from purchase date. Operators that sell FIT tickets will have access to official National Aquarium marketing materials, including information cards, banners and online photos.
FIT tickets holders enjoy express entry and are able to bypass the general admission ticket line by exchanging their un-timed FIT tickets for express entry tickets at the Aquarium's will-call window. To apply to participate in the National Aquarium FIT program, simply complete our consignment tickets application. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Reservations can be made as early as six months in advance. We suggest making reservations at least three weeks in advance of the requested visit date. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours before the requested visit, subject to ticket availability. If you are scheduling a group visit within 21 days of the requested visit date, a $75 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of booking.
ATT: Central Reservations
501 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
If mailing a check, please be sure to allow enough time for the Aquarium to receive the check 21 days before your trip.
Deposits are non-refundable if the reservation is canceled within 21 days of the trip, but the deposit can be applied to future reservations. The deposit is applied to the overall balance of your trip.
Nonprofit organizations are eligible for the standard group discount, provided the group is 15 or more people. Maryland-based nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status can apply for donated Community Connection tickets.
Special needs groups will qualify for group pricing for any group of 10 or more guests. Any individuals requiring one-on-one assistance will receive free admission for their aide or nurse.
Group rates are available for 15 or more paying guests. Children 2 years old and under receive free admission and therefore are not counted toward the group number.
If you are adjusting your group number by 10 or more people, you must call Central Reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Adjustments of less than 10 people can be made at the will call window at check-in.