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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 #21 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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New Jersey
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145 reviews 145 reviews
83 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

watch for sales. all fees reduced on the day I went. watch out for the photographers. if you don't want to pay for a picture walk fast. the café is worth eating in but expensive. use the lockers the temp can be warm and there is a lot of walking. the fish look very healthy and love their adoring fans.... More

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wow! Is all I can say, very interesting, fun, we all had a great time and would recommend this to all to see if ever visiting here

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Fredonia, NY
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12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the National Aquarium in August. the lay out of the facility is well done. There is a lot to see. Plan to spend the better part of the day there. It is pricey. If you have a large family, it may be worth your while to look into a family membership, even if you are only going one... More

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Massapequa, New York, United States
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You can just walk and walk and spend hours at this aquarium. It's clean and spacious. They have the most incredible jelly fish room I have ever seen. We have been there 3 times I believe and we will go back again if we visit Baltimore again. Plan to spend a few hours here.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great museum that is continually updated with new exhibits. It features marine life of the Mid-Atlantic from the mountains to the sea in all of its' forms. There is a great dolphin show to do with many tank based exhibits.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Our family of 7 really enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. The sharks are the big draw and they DO look menacing. All the exhibits show us fish that most of us will never see in the ocean. We had fun looking for the poison dart frogs in their exhibits. They have such brilliant colors.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If your kids like sea creatures, this is a good place to visit. Educational, with various animals to see. A disadvantage would be that it is hard to find a quite place for a toddler to nap in stroller.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Huge as well. I just wish the dolphins tank had had a show the day of the weekend I was there... :( I recommend you check out the schedule in advance. Kids love it! It ain't cheap.

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Marietta, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I toured the aquarium with my wife and an 8 year old child and we all really enjoyed the experience. There are so many sea creatures to see in a great setting. From sharks to dolphins to snakes and crocodiles this place has it all. There is even a tropical rain forest area with monkeys, frogs and exotic birds. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I visited the National Aquarium in August with my three children. Although it was crowded, we thoroughly enjoyed touring all of the exhibits. Our favorites were the Blacktip Reef and the Jellyfish. I wished a schedule had been posted for the dolphin shows, but we did get to see the trainers work with them. Take your time walking through the... More

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