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National Aquarium

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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
+1 410-576-3800
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my visit to the aquarium

Of all the times we have been to Baltimore, we had never visited the Aquarium. Some of our group... read more

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Lexington_NCAnn
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Lexington, NC
Great aquarium at the inner harbor

Been here numerous times and always find something new to see and learn about. Weekdays tend to be... read more

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bflo_grl
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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  • Terrible1%
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
Inner Harbor
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Reviewed yesterday

Of all the times we have been to Baltimore, we had never visited the Aquarium. Some of our group wanted to go. We were able to get discounted tickets at a good price. Was very impressed. I don't go to places like this, but I...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Been here numerous times and always find something new to see and learn about. Weekdays tend to be quite busy with all the school visits. Go super early or super late to avoid the crowd. Members get quick access in as well as discounted parking...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was a long time ago when I was at the Aquarium last - I can't even remember how long ago. I simply enjoyed my visit to the Aquarium. I will definitely do it again.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a free afternoon in Baltimore, so we decided to stay out of the heat and go to the aquarium. It was $39 per person, which was surprising. The exhibits were pretty cool but I don’t know if I would go back for that...More

Thank Shaye R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes they don’t allow strollers and it’s a very good reason, it’s children everywhere. I waited for a dolphin show that never happened. Overall great experience.

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Reviewed yesterday

This aquarium deserves a 4.5 star rating. I rounded down for a few reasons. We really enjoy aquariums, actually my son loves them...so we have been to some comparables. First off, the volunteers are amazing and really want to talk to guests and share their...More

Thank booglesC
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Reviewed yesterday

Hello, I visited the Baltimore Harbor area a few weeks ago and I must say, the aquarium was great. not to crowded, very laid back comfortable atmosphere. When visiting the aquarium, you must see the 15-20 minute 4D movie. FANTASTIC, it makes you feel like...More

Thank MsTanya
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Reviewed yesterday

Without a doubt, my favorite aquarium. We arrived on a Friday night around 6pm. The aquarium is 1/2 price after 5pm, which was an added bonus. The exhibits are all great and we had an awesome time. We can't wait to return!

Thank 961kgw
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never participated in a behind the scenes tour of any kind prior to this and my family had a great time (including our 18 and 20 year old). It was very educational and we were allowed into the aquarium before the crowds showed...More

Thank Kena H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This without a doubt is our favorite aquarium of all time. The whole experience for us as a family was fantastic ( children 4 yrs & 18 yrs ). Set out on different levels, the exhibits are beautiful and there is so much to see....More

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janet f
June 9, 2018|
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Response from fba5 | Reviewed this property |
As Trip Advisor is not allowing me to include the e-mail address that I copied for you, you'll have to go to the National Aquarium website & look up Membership. On the National Aquarium website, it states under "Who do I... More
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choigamchovui
June 5, 2018|
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Hi there, you need to check their website or just call the aquarium directly. ENJOY
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thisisjenell
June 4, 2018|
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Response from shae l | Reviewed this property |
There's more than enough to see and do without having to pay for the extras. I went by myself and I had a great experience. The information desk will provide you with guide for a self-guided tour and give you... More
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