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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 - 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 for Kids of all ages!

Love this aquarium. Enjoyed the way it was spaced out and you could really get up close to the animals. Enjoyed the walk around the sharks. Wish there were more dolphins though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Troy, New York

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Buying tickets online ahead of time to save time upon arrival on a busy weekend. I hadn't been since high school, and was just as excited as an adult. Sharks, a jellyfish exhibit, so many turtles and a dolphin show were all phenomenal.

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Love this aquarium. Enjoyed the way it was spaced out and you could really get up close to the animals. Enjoyed the walk around the sharks. Wish there were more dolphins though!

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New Martinsville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent aquarium. We went during a weekday so it wasn't crowded. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to point out hidden fish, etc. and to explain things to us. The cafeteria had good food and was reasonably priced.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I haven't been here since I was a Girl Scout (20 years ago) & we we enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed the exhibits but it was very hot inside with a lot of people. We went at 6:30pm & it was still just too many people. I would like to come back when it's not a Saturday.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great variety of sea life and our grandkids really enjoyed touching the jellyfish and rays. Our grandson is crazy about dangerous sharks but our granddaughter thought they were. "Sooo cute!" All of the displays were exceptionally clean; we all wanted to go for a swim! The gift shop had a great selection; a little pricey, but aren't they all!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We'd heard great things about the aquarium, and it was even better than advertised! Highly recommend.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I wondered if the $40 ticket was worth it, but I paid and went inside. At first, I was a bit disappointed. It was very crowded with several field trips happening at the same time and not much to see. Then, when we got to the shark exhibit, I completely changed my tune. The sharks and the huge aquarium are... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very impressive place! Sharks are awesome, and the dolphin show was excellent! Great aquarium, but a bit pricey at $40 pp.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The nearby Washington DC has tons of free museums, so the $40 price tag on the National Aquarium ticket is a huge initial shock. Walk around a bit -- you'll be so enamored by your surroundings that you'll briefly forget about the price. Sting rays and jellyfish that you can pet and dolphins that do flips make this an interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must see stop in Baltimore. Can get crowded but has several different parts to it am does a good job educating about our environment. Lots of good facts on revolving screens. The membership is a good value for money. Plenty of fun--allow about 3 hours to see all the exhibits in peak travel time.

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Additional Information about National Aquarium, Baltimore

Address: 501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-576-3800
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Inner Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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