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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 #17 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire...
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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
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.
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My wife was scheduled to participate in an Aquarium scuba dive last weekend, and we both also wanted to see the Aquarium from the dry side of the glass, so we went in a couple of hours early. Note that the tickets are issued for timed entries to kind of spread the visitors out through the day. Though the ticketing... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went there and loved everything about it . The little food area was over priced but that was it . The dolphins were so cool and well trained !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

ArcHitecture was wery attractive and inviting to come in.. But very dissappointed about the content.. A very standard one to find anywhere.. Two parts were to remind; one is 4d movie and other was jelly invasion.. The way the jelly exhibition is designed was very alertive about ocean pollution..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Liked seeing the variety of sea life. Was something that all ages could enjoy

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

We live about an hour & 40 minutes away, but come so often that we bought family passes. After three visits, they pay for themselves, & we are able to zip past the long lines, & maximize our time there. We have a three year old who begs to go there all the time; so after paying for parking, lunch,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Love love it we had a great time it just needs to be open longer the lines where Not long at long but the price for children was to much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

This was my first visit to Baltimore and te aquarium was the first place I went to. I had a great time and at almost every exhibit was someone there to answer questions and tell me more about each animal. Definately worth a visit while in the inner harbor!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The National Aquarium is on a great location on the piers at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. There is plenty of parking lots/structures around the area, but plan to pay $20 or more for a few hours of parking. The aquarium itself is a nice building that flows you around to its various areas, but it seems crowded and narrow... More 

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Glenn Dale, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I expected more the first time I visited and the Aquarium has been consistent on my few later trips. The National Zoo has better displays or animals, the Smithsonian has more information, and the small National Aquarium in DC has a better admittance charge, i.e. none. When I first visited the Baltimore Aquarium I expected to see puffins and dolphins... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for any confusion, as we indeed care for and exhibit a large collection of puffins and have an amphitheater dedicated to our eight Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. We are thrilled to be highlighting our new Dolphin Discovery program in which our dolphin amphitheater is open to the public all... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We've been to several Aquariums around the country, including the Georgia Acq. and this one is amoung the best. Pay the extra to watch one or both of the 4D movies...there are a few funny surprises for the audience but little ones under age 6 might not enjoy them. Be prepared for the cost of the food in the cafes..high... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that the National Aquarium is one of your favorites! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you'll return to say hello to our animals again soon. More 

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