The Harbor Wetland Experience Awaits

A man standing in the water near a building, immersed in The Harbor Wetland Experience.

 Embrace Nature's Marvel

Greetings, fellow explorers and friends of the Harbor!

As the heart of Baltimore's vibrant landscape, the Inner Harbor is about to embrace a transformative experience that redefines our interaction with nature. Harbor Park Garage is thrilled to announce its partnership with the National Aquarium in welcoming the awe-inspiring Harbor Wetland exhibit, set to open its wonders to the public in 2024.

A Revival of Ecosystems Past The Harbor Wetland is not just an exhibit; it's a testament to resilience, a revival of the tidal salt marsh that once cradled the biodiversity of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This reimagined habitat, presented by CFG Bank, will be a sanctuary between Piers 3 and 4, offering a free, immersive experience right at the water's edge.

Imagine 39,625 grasses and shrubs reintroducing the salt marsh habitat, a spectacle that harks back hundreds of years. This green infrastructure is a beacon of hope, promoting healthy water, attracting native species, and serving as a living classroom that unravels the secrets of wetland ecosystems.

The Cordgrass Connection At the heart of this ecosystem is the mighty cordgrass, a sentinel of the saltmarsh. This resilient plant plays a critical role in stabilizing sandy soil, absorbing carbon, and providing a thriving habitat for diverse species. The Harbor Wetland will showcase cordgrass and other native flora, contributing to the health of the harbor by removing excess nitrogen directly from the water.

A Sanctuary for Local Wildlife The floating wetlands aren't just about the flora; they're a haven for local fauna. From blue crabs and American eels to Eastern oysters and night herons, the exhibit is a magnet for native species seeking food and shelter. It's a living tapestry that tells the story of the harbor's dynamic life.

Supporting a Vision This monumental project is part of the National Aquarium's BLUEprint initiative, which includes the Animal Care and Rescue Center and the Dolphin Sanctuary. It's a bold step toward inspiring a new generation of conservationists and making a positive, lasting impact on our aquatic life and local communities.

Be Part of the Journey As we anticipate the grand unveiling in 2024, we invite you to be part of this extraordinary journey. Your support and enthusiasm are the tides that propel us forward. Together, we can shape the Inner Harbor's future, turning the tide toward a healthier, more vibrant aquatic community.

Convenient Parking for Your Visit Planning to explore the National Aquarium and the upcoming Harbor Wetland exhibit? Harbor Park Garage is pleased to be the official parking partner, offering secure, affordable, and convenient parking solutions. We ensure a hassle-free visit, allowing you more time to immerse yourself in the wonders of aquatic life.

Stay connected with us for more updates, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure that dives deep into the heart of nature's marvels. Here's to exploring, learning, and preserving together!