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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 - 5:00 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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Educational for family

So much to see for the whole family. The dolphin show was good. I like the different exhibits in each level. I wish the entrance tickets are not pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is extensive. There are interesting displays and information everywhere you look. The displays are very unique and interactive. We spent about 4 hours there. There is an average cafeteria for lunch. I would plan to split up the visit with a long lunch break. There is so much to see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So much to see for the whole family. The dolphin show was good. I like the different exhibits in each level. I wish the entrance tickets are not pricey.

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I'm not a sap but when animals such as Dolphins don't even get to breath the outside air I am not in favor of animals such as these being in tanks and on show. Having seen them in the wild under water-they should never be in an inside tank with no fresh air. OK so sappy stuff over with the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went on the 4th of July, so there was not many people there, which was better for us. There are so many exhibits and so many beautiful creatures. The Australian Exhibit was my favorite since it overlooks Inner Harbor and has more variety of animals. Since the aquarium is so big, I would recommend eating beforehand and not wearing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have visited this aquarium many times. I consider it my gold standard for aquarium's. The facility is well maintained with friendly, knowledgeable staff. There are activities to capture the interest of all family member regardless of your age. The Dolphin show is always a hit with the kids. The jellyfish exhibit is breathtaking. The sharks are scary cool. These... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is very nice and huge and is spread out over three buildings. They do have you start from the top and work your way down through all the exhibits. The first time we went there with family from out of town - I did not think we were ever going to get out of there so, keep an... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wear your most comfortable walking shoes because this fabulous aquarium is spread out over three buildings and there are many exhibits to explore. Except for the dolphin area, there are only a few places to sit down. Staff members and volunteers provide both frequent formal presentations and informal assistance in many areas. The Behind the Scenes tour is excellent for... More 

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Flushing, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was my second time visiting the aquarium because I think it is always worth going back. Three and half drive is not to bad each way from New York and I find Baltimore is a great city to come often. The aquarium is well maintened and has a lot to see. You can see water around and above you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing aquarium! Loved the way you are guided through the exhibitions. Beautiful architecture and an amazing variety of spiecies.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was my third visit to the National Aquarium and not my last I hope. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. This is a research facility and it shows in the quality of the exhibits. I always enjoy the Maryland tidal pool - a great way to learn about the local ecosystem. They have penguins too! I really enjoyed the rainforest... More 

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Additional Information about National Aquarium, Baltimore

Address: 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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