American Bull Frog

Backyard Explorer

Grab your binoculars and join a National Aquarium naturalist on a journey to discover the sights and sounds of the animal world! Explore our exhibits in search of animal tracks and seashells in the sand, listen for birdcalls and uncover other clues left behind by the animals that live all around us. Through hands-on activities and investigation, you’ll learn the stories of our animal neighbors, but be sure to watch your step! You never know what you might find on this interactive adventure for junior explorers. 

The Basics

Ages:
This tour is designed for guests that are between 5 and 10 years of age, but is open to all ages. All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Time:
90 minutes

Price (includes Aquarium admission):

General $55
Member $45

Additional Information

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, including if you miss your tour due to late arrival. If the Aquarium cancels your program, you’ll have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Call Ahead

To ensure that your tour hasn’t been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as animal health or inclement weather, please call 410-576-8822 the day of your program for cancellation information.

Age Restrictions

Guest must be at least age 8 and up to participate (Must be at least be 16yr or older to tour alone, guests age 16-17 must have a waiver signed by parents/guardian)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my tour go behind-the-scenes?

No. Guests must be at least 8 years old to visit behind-the-scenes areas, so this tour was designed with our young explorers in mind!

How old do I have to be to go on this tour?

There are no age restrictions on this tour, but it’s a perfect fit for guests from 4 to 8 years old.

Can my child participate without a parent or guardian?

A parent or guardian must accompany all participants under the age of 16. Minors 16 years of age or older may participate with a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians accompanying children must be at least 18 years old. For example, a 17-year-old may attend a tour with a signed waiver, but their 10-year-old sibling may not accompany them without an adult.

Will I get to touch any animals?

Not all of the animals you’ll see on your tour are available for guest interaction. We try to bring you as close to our animals as possible, but for both your safety and that of our animals, we cannot guarantee the opportunity to touch or handle an animal.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, as you’ll be traveling around the Aquarium.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are not allowed in the Aquarium and should be checked prior to the start of your tour. Strollers are permitted for guests with disabilities.

Is admission included with my tour?

Yes! You’re free to explore the Aquarium during our regular hours before or after your tour. To enter the building, please use the Pier 3 Staff Entrance located directly across from the U.S.S. Torsk submarine.

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