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The National Aquarium is lifting the guest vaccine requirement beginning Friday, February 25. Guests will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the Aquarium. The National Aquarium made this decision after carefully considering the latest scientific and medical information available on the subject. Baltimore and Maryland have seen a significant decrease in COVID-related hospitalizations, prompting the state to ease vaccine requirements. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland has also decreased in recent weeks. This good news comes as health officials continue to urge residents to take precautions. So if you are ready to head out and haveRead More →

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But don’t worry about parking, we have you covered. Beginning January 25, guests ages 12 and older are required to show proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the Aquarium. But don’t worry, Harbor Park Garage has you covered (pardon the pun). If you purchased advanced parking and can no longer attend the Aquarium, we are happy to provide a refund on your parking. If you show up at the Aquarium and cannot get in, yes, forgetting paperwork happens to the best of us, we will refund your parking so long as you return within 1 hour to the garage and remove your car.Read More →

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Phish fans with kids: this one is for you. On Saturday, June 8, a few weeks before the iconic Vermont band plays two shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the local Phish tribute act Phoam will take over Power Plant Live’s outdoor plaza for a two-set, family-friendly show designed with kids in mind. This is the latest installment in the Saturday Morning Tunes series of concerts for kids; the series is sponsored by Towson University’s radio station, WTMD, and takes place one Saturday morning a month. Past shows have featured acts like Milkshake, Barry Louis Polisar and members of They Might Be Giants. They’re popular –Read More →

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Dive Deep at the National Aquarium this Spring Springtime is an ideal time of year to visit the National Aquarium in downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. With eight excellent exhibits, from Shark Alley to Australia: Wild Extremes to the ever-popular Tropical Rainforest, there’s always something fascinating to learn. Plus, this spring the Aquarium has fun and educational events, including specialized tours that offer a behind the scenes look at the operation, immersive film experiences and an upcoming discussion about the current state of diversity in conservation. Here’s a look at some events and activities to consider when you’re planning your next visit to the National Aquarium:Read More →

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  Learn about jellies research and New Year’s resolutions for the planet! Introducing the Atlantic Bay Nettle For the past 175 years, scientists would tell you that the Chesapeake Bay’s most iconic jelly was an Atlantic sea nettle—but recent research suggests otherwise. LEARN MORE New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet Resolutions are a great way to start off a new year, and including the planet in your 2018 resolutions is even better! READ MORE

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Happy Manatee Awareness Month! November has been deemed Manatee Awareness Month to help promote the protection of manatees. Learn more about these gentle giants—and how you can help protect them. LEARN MORE Celebrating Jellies In honor of Jellyfish Day, learn about a few of the fascinating species that live in our Jellies Invasion exhibit. READ MORE Calendar of Events NOVEMBER 5, 2017 • 9 AM – 11 AM  “Seafood by the Harbor” at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar  Evening Lecture DECEMBER 13, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Passion of a Patriot: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values

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Color-Changing Cephalopods Octopuses, along with several other molluscan members of the Cephalopoda class, are masters of camouflage. Watch how octopuses use their color-changing skills to their advantage! WATCH  Arms vs. TentaclesArms vs. Tentacles If you think octopuses have tentacles, you’re not alone—but the eight limbs attached to an octopus’ head are actually arms. Learn about the difference between arms and tentacles! LEARN MORE Calendar of Events:    Evening Lecture OCTOBER 17, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM JUNK Raft: Our Voyage Toward More Ocean, Less Plastic Conservation Event OCTOBER 28, 2017 • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM International Coastal Cleanup at Masonville Cove EveningRead More →