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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
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Address: 501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-576-3800
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's...
Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collection of more than 17,000 animals from more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks, as well as through exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences like sleepovers and tours, science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field.
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Great place for a fun filled day

My son and I bought our tickets ahead of time and walked right in when we got there. We checked our stroller and began our journey. We walked on the ground floor and view the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My son and I bought our tickets ahead of time and walked right in when we got there. We checked our stroller and began our journey. We walked on the ground floor and view the bubbles and shark tanks. We then made our way up the elevators to the four floors above us and stopped along the way to see... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The National Aquarium is a great venue situated right downtown at the Inner Harbor. A few things to know before you go are...1) buy tickets online because it shows you how many tickets are still available and you can guess how busy it is 2) they do not allow strollers in the exhibits themselves. 3) there is no longer a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore several times now as my sister and brother-in-law are members to the aquarium. It is a place which you can attend over and over and still never tire of it. This aquarium is one of the best I've ever been to, and I hope to continue visiting it! The aquarium is... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to have a look behind the scenes. Amazing place run by dedicated staff. Gotta see it.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

During a business trip I took 2 hours to check this attraction out. I was amazed at the beauty and scope of the tanks and fish within. Very well organized with many themes for each of the very different ecosystems. I could have spent a full half day. The shark tanks allow you to see up close these amazing creatures.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to a ton of aquariums, but this one had more to it than the ones I've been to in the past. On the down side, they keep most of the areas very dark. In part I think because they seemed to prefer using black lights even when there was no reason for it. And I felt most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best aquariums I've been to. The exhibits are well laid out and interesting. The rain forest was amazing. I would definitely recommend this as a family attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing aquarium, with so many attractions. We spend the day there with our daughter and she absolutely loved it. The sharks were are favorite. A must visit when in Baltimore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The entire family loved the aquarium. Our 8 year old daughter especially loved the dolphins! The staff was incredibly enthusiastic and helpful. This is a great place for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you're ever in Baltimore then this should be on your list of things to do. Definitely takes a few hours to tour the entire aquarium but it's well worth it.

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