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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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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 - 8:00 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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cool aquarium prices are a bit high but it's definitely worth the trip. be aware its very dark in some places so if you have bad night vision or small children be prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful aquarium and a wonderful experience for both adults and children. Magnificent attraction - a city treasure.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

cool aquarium prices are a bit high but it's definitely worth the trip. be aware its very dark in some places so if you have bad night vision or small children be prepared.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For forty dollars per adult ticket, one should not have to pay extra to see the 4 D films. With that said, the exhibits were fun and informative. The dophin exhibit was very fun. We were able to see the rivers feed the fish, which was a different experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Being Local to the area I go every year for a friends birthday. Not that it isn't worth it but.. they could lower the price to be a bit more family friendly. The kids love the exhibits and the new touch pools are pretty awesome. They have expanded the coral pool which is awesome and you will be wowed by... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a great place for the whole family. We loved the sharks, the kids couldn't stop watching them. My wife and I liked the coral and clown fish. Take your time, don't rush your visit. It is worth your time.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST see for a fa!ily vocation. Is is a thrill to walk threw a clear tunnel observing sea life all around! Young and old, people love to observe the really large mammals to the smallest sea creatures! The staff isms extreme knowledgeable of all sea life and are ready to answer all questions! Also, watch the feeding,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is the best aquarium I've ever been to. Ive been to alot all over the US, this is by far the best one. The bmore aquarium is much cleaner and modern looking then others. They have more exhibits then other aquariums. They also have the largest main pool with alot of sea life in it. Lotta sharks. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've visited this aquarium numerous times in the past but this was my first time with my children. My 4 yr old could not get enough and wanted to walk the aquarium a second time in its entirety. Lucky for me, it was closing time. We had arrived at 3pm and didn't leave until 6:30pm, the absolute last minute for... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey but fun place not just for kids but for people of all ages , have been to quite a few aquariums but this is one of the good ones.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a comprehensive aquarium. We happened to go on a school holiday so it was crowded. It would have been less congested on another day when there were fewer students, but it was manageable because of the design of the facility. It is worth your time to visit. Exhibits are well done.

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