A Quick Trip From D.C.

The National Aquarium, located on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is just 38 miles from Washington, D.C. Whether you live in the nation's capital or are just visiting, the Aquarium is within easy reach, easily accessible from Washington, D.C., by car, MARC train or Amtrak. We are located just minutes off I-95 and offer discounted parking at three nearby parking garages. Or enjoy the convenience of the MARC train or Amtrak; Baltimore's Penn Station is just a short distance from the Aquarium.

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. Our address is 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202.

The National Aquarium has three official parking partners nearby—Harbor Park Garage, LAZ Inner Harbor Garage and Parkway Lockwood Place Garage. These garages offer discounted parking rates for National Aquarium guests and members. Guests and members must validate their parking ticket inside the Aquarium to receive the discount.

National Aquarium members receive the most generous parking discount at our partner garages. For information about the member parking discount, please visit the membership page.

There is an early-bird parking discount for those who park in 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 discounts.

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

Harbor Park Garage

Address: 55 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Distance from the National Aquarium: 0.3 miles

Aquarium general admission guests can reserve a spot in Harbor Park Garage online in advance.

LAZ Inner Harbor Garage

Address: 100 S. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Distance from the National Aquarium: 0.2 miles

Aquarium general admission guests can reserve a spot in LAZ Inner Harbor Garage online in advance.

Parkway Lockwood Place Garage

Address: 124 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Distance from the National Aquarium: 0.2 miles

Aquarium general admission guests can reserve a spot in Parkway Lockwood Place Garage online in advance.

Parking Discount Instructions

How to receive in-person parking discount at our partner garages:

  1. Enter the chosen garage by taking a ticket and parking. Be sure to bring the ticket with you into the Aquarium.
  2. Get your parking ticket validated at the end of your visit before you exit the Aquarium.
  3. Take the validated ticket to the parking garage lobby, and the automated machines will discount the parking based on your length of stay.

For general admission ticketholders, if you reserve your parking online in advance, the rate you are charged is the discounted Aquarium guest rate. For National Aquarium members, please do not reserve parking online in advance as we are then unable to provide the member discount.

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 CityLink Yellow, CityLink Navy, CityLink Brown, LocalLink 54 and LocalLink 65

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.

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