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National Aquarium, Baltimore

501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Inner Harbor)
+1 410-576-3800
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Ranked #15 of 154 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Considered one of the world’s best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. The... more » Owner description: Considered one of the world’s best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. The National Aquarium, Baltimore features three pavilions of exciting attractions and a living collection including more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals. Daily dolphin shows, a tropical rain forest with sloths and piranhas, a 4-D Immersion Theater and an eerie shark walk are among the many highlights. We also offer exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences including sleepovers and special tours. The aquarium also hosts a broad range of conservation and research projects to protect the world's oceans. « less
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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Baltimore Aquarium is absolutely beautiful. They have done an excellent job creating an outdoor habit inside this museum. From the moment you walk in you are surrounded by nature. We went during spring break, however even though the aquarium was crowded they have created a flow to the space that helps keep everyone moving. The dolphin exhibit doesn't have... More

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was the best looking one yet, and I have been to the Boston one many times. The staff were very nice and helpful. The information on the sea animals were interesting and the fish life was abundant. The dolphin show was exciting and fun! We arrived opening time and left around 1pm feeling like we explored everything in... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is a family favorite - full of sharks and fish and birds and more. The dolphin shows have been phased out in favor of more educational demonstrations, a great idea but there was no readily available info on this which frustrated us and most of the patrons I overheard, plus defeats the educational purpose... Anyway, a few good... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I've been to a few aquariums in the US and in Europe and this one is quite good. It's informative and it's focus is about the environment and our impact on the oceans. The exhibits and the layout of the aquarium are great although expensive but worth it. We went over Easter weekend so it was very busy and too... More

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I found the aquarium to be a great place to spend an afternoon. I was visiting from out of town on Easter weekend and went with family. Because of the holiday it was very busy and you had to buy tickets a head of time for specific times to enter the aquarium. Once inside however, the aquarium didn't disappoint. There... More

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england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is a lovely place to spend an afternoon with family or friends. We went late so didn't have much time to spend, but made sure to make time for the dolphin show which was great. The place is huge to get through, and we were disappointed we didn't have more time to spend in each area! We loved... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

They were allowing groups of about 75 too 100 people goning in every 15 minutes, There were times you could not even walk in the hallways there were so many people. People were lined up in front of displays 3 rows deep you could only see if you were over six feet tall! We couldn't wait to get out.Two senoir... More

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nj
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

While the aquarium is very nice, it was also pretty pricey and pretty crowded. It didn't have anything that was uniquely Baltimore about it. Nice day with the family,

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I spent 4 hours here and enjoyed every minute. Even though I'm way past school age, I was fascinated by the mini lectures that were given throughout the Aquarium. I especially enjoyed hearing about the sharks as well as how we were changing the oceans with our bad habits. (Plastic!!!!) The viewing areas are excellent. Even with a crowd and... More

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Usa, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice, one of the best I visited but impossible to visit due to the amount of visitors with their i-pad filming all the time all the places! There should be a number of visitors and once they reached that number, next visitors have to wait. What a pity!

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