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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 #22 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
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. It... 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. 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. « less
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tmoonk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I heard from many people that had been to Baltimore how much they loved the National Aquarium. Our trip did not disappoint. The aquarium had a canny ability to be subtly educational during your tour there. I left with a different perspective on the state of our oceans and environment. If you have the time don't rush and really spend... More

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had not been to the aquarium since it had opened when we took our two sons. We finally got back with our Granddaughter and we had a wonderful day enjoying the exhibits. We started at the Dolphin pool show which was wonderful. It is so special to watch what these creatures can do! We timed the rest of our... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My family received tickets as a gift, otherwise the admission price would probably have deterred us from going. Our tickets were purchased online, so we went to the will call window to pick up our actual tickets and were told we had to wait ONE HOUR before we could go in. We were not happy at all about the delay,... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go young or old. There is so much to see and lots to learn. We loved the 4D Sponge Bob Square Pants short film!

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Nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have heard nothing, but good things and my family and I were totally underwhelmed. They have a huge building for the dolphins, but there is no show. They have a huge area for seating and no show. This is the type of thing that is the signature feature of any aquarium, but not this place. "You can stay as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was very nice, with many interesting exhibits, but I felt that $70 for the two of us was a bit extreme. If there were more exhibits or especially exhibits where you could interact with some animals, it would be worth it. Not worth that kind of money though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It shocked my girlfriend with the price being 36.50 per person when we visited, little sharp, but it only because of its location. Nice variety of fish, sharks, and other animals, cause they have a tropical rainforest setting and an Australian exhibit also. The reef was mediating. The only thing you’re not going to like, if it first not the... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Where to begin...this place boasts a LOT to look at, three buildings total if i remember correctly all with different floors and levels. This place is a kids dream, they have dolphin shows - apparently i never got to see one the entire time i was there- a rainforest, fish tanks that span different floors with everything in them that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It was a really awesome aquarium! It was really expensive though. 35 per ticket for adults. The exhibits were really nice, and there was a large variety of fish and animals. Was disappointed that dolphin interactions weren't on a posted schedule, came in as one ended and had no way of knowing if one started before we left. It was... More

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were not all that impressed with this aquarium. To sum it up, we felt like we spent the day looking at giant fish tanks. My dentist office has a pretty neat fish tank and it's free to look at! The dolphin exhibit was the most disappointing, with a not so great view of the dolphins and no show. There... More

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