Just in time for summer fun, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is open for business again!

The dolphins, fish, turtles, and other marine animals are all waiting to welcome you back to one of Charm City's favorite attractions. A trip to the National Aquarium is fun for the whole family!

  • ADDRESS: 501 E. Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD
  • HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday–Saturday | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 
  • WEBSITE: National Aquarium
  • TICKETS: $39.95 per adult | $34.95 per senior (ages 65 and up) | $29.95 per child (ages 3-11) | FREE for children under 2

Because of reduced building capacity, you have to reserve your timed tickets online. Click here to choose the date and time of your next visit.


Know Before You Go

As you walk in, your temperature will be checked by a staff member with a touchless scanner. Social distancing and mandatory face coverings are the new normal for all staff and visitors. Complimentary disposable masks will be available upon entry.

In addition to timed reservations limiting the crowds, visual reminders will be scattered throughout the space to keep everyone at least six feet apart when touring the exhibits. For more information about COVID-19 mitigation strategies and guidelines at the aquarium, click here.

Once you're inside, self-guided tours run in a linear direction. You come in through Pier 3 and exit through Pier 4. Grab-and-go food options will be available for purchase at the Harbor Market Café, and touchless water fill stations are available throughout the aquarium. Don't forget to bring a water bottle with you!

Some of the interactive displays, like the touch pools, remain closed temporarily. You can plan your visit online by seeing the current exhibits here.


*The photos in this article are courtesy of the National Aquarium Facebook page.

Will you be heading back to the National Aquarium to see some old friends? What are your favorite exhibits? Let us know in the comments!