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“This aquarium is AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Aquarium, Baltimore

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
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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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“This aquarium is AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012 via mobile

I love the Baltimore National Aquarium. One of my favorite things about it is the availability of staff and volunteers to answer your questions and tell you interesting facts all around the aquarium. I also love its emphasis on marine conservation and how you can help. It's great for all ages and levels of knowledge about marine life. I recommend this aquarium to anyone who wants to get a closer look at marine life and have a fun time doing it!

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Dix HIlls, New York
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“Great displays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I liked this aquarium. It is easy to get around and they have good displays. There were scuba divers in the lobby tanks when we got there. That was fun to see. A worker had a lizard out for the kids to see and ask questions about.

Visited December 2011
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Somerset, New Jersey
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“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Liked the Dolphins and the shark tank. The 4-D movie was fun but too short. Enjoyed seeing the divers in the tanks feeding the fish.

Visited January 2012
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“One of the most lovely aquariums on the East Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The National Aquarium has a lovely array of sea life from local specimens (Chesapeake bay) to more exoitic ones from South America. They have a very interesting 'rain forest' area where aside from the pirihanas, you can also see sloths, parrots and tree frogs. The aquarium also has a corner where they let kids meet and learn about the animals up close, so make sure to schedule a visit around these times. The Dolphin show is at an extra cost and in my opinion is not worth it. The show relies too heavily on sound effects and the TV screen than the dolphns themselves. You'd be better off coming at the Dolphin or shark feeding times.

Visited January 2012
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“Friday evening deals at the aquarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

fantastic, Fridays during winter there is a great discount price too, and it is not too crowded.

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