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National Aquarium

From Roost Baltimore
By Car 10 Min
By Walk 52 min
Address 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone +1 410 576 3800


Sunday - Thursday

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday - Saturday

09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is a perfect addition to your Baltimore visit. With breathtaking sea life at every turn, there is something new to see with each visit. Explore the aquarium and learn about its conservation efforts. Then stop by the gift shop for a souvenir and one of the cafes for a bite to eat. 


The National Aquarium boasts 13 impressive exhibits that have dozens of habitats. You can see creatures from northern Australia and the Indo-Pacific reef. Marvel at the fish, amphibians, invertebrates, sharks, rays, mammals, birds, reptiles, and turtles. 

National Aquarium - Exhibits


The aquarium offers several tours that give visitors an inside view of the aquarium’s operations and the animals’ homes. The tours require an additional ticket purchase in addition to the general admission ticket. 

  • Early access tour 
  • Family sunrise tour 
  • Shark behind-the-scenes tour 
  • Animal care and rescue center tour 
  • Dolphin tour


Get up close and personal with the aquarium’s animals by booking an experience during your visit. Interact with the dolphins during a training session. Book a sleepover for your little ones. Or dive into the water and swim among the fish with the guest diver program. 

  • Dolphin training session 
  • Custom programs 
  • Aquarium sleepover 
  • Guest driver program


There are several dining options available at the aquarium. The Pier 3 Cafe and Harbor Market Cafe offer quick bites. While the Harbor View Room offers alcoholic drinks and bar-style appetizers. 

How to Visit

The aquarium is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a to 5 pm. On Friday and Saturday, the hours are later, from 9 am to 8 pm. Those entering the aquarium at the last entry time have 90 minutes to tour the aquarium. As the aquarium is located in the heart of downtown, several parking garages are nearby. 

The national aquarium offers a unique view into the depths of the ocean. 

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