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National Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Grandchildren delight

I have had a family membership since my first grandchild arrived, and it's always amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deborah W
Baltimore, Maryland
Dive the Aquarium

We went down here to go diving in the Aquarium. Cost was $250.00 for half an hour dive. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James C
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have had a family membership since my first grandchild arrived, and it's always amazing. The children are never ready to leave. It's so much to see and do.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went down here to go diving in the Aquarium. Cost was $250.00 for half an hour dive. A lot of fun playing with people on the other side of the glass. Not very much room to swim around as you are constantly in between...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here with my children when they were little, as teenagers and with friends. It never disappoints! There are a lot of different environments to see, an amazing jelly fish exhibit that is mesmerizing and a wonderful tropical rainforest on the top floor....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here about twice a year with my wife, and it never disappoints. It is crazy how many people from Baltimore don't frequent this spot!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even my jaded children like this place. It has a great patj through several environments with fish from every part of the oceans. It is a little pricey, but worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why would you NOT go here! It's wonderful! My esteemed spouse, our son and his family spent yesterday there and what a treat it was. First..We went later in the afternoon so the school groups were just leaving and that made for a more pleasant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shark exhibit is huge. The dolphin show was interesting. The ability to see different fish from different areas in well kept aquariums is worth the time and money. They validate part of the parking to offset part of the cost. Great view of area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seedcorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience at the aquarium. Staff were very nice and informative.Saw several species I have not seen before . LOVED the jellies exhibit and the octopus was active so I felt very lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Easy but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time with a curious 6 year old at the National Aquarium at the Inner Harbor. Exciting exhibits, displays, and an interactive experience with Joey, the turtle. We were thrilled to see a sloth in the rain forest, and scary, scary, sharks and poisonous frogs....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank monac868
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Aquarium offers one of the finest outings a family can enjoy. Varied, engaging, hands on and child accessible, this is an outstanding venue. If you have the time, pair it with a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum which offers the highest quality train...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 6, 2018|
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Response from Wotan42 | Reviewed this property |
You have to go early. It would be very crowded but not too bad. Perhaps you will miss some events.
Kristi G
September 22, 2018|
Response from Trek792275 | Reviewed this property |
We actually took our time going through the Aquarium... We may have been there an hour and a half. There's plenty to see!!
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Linleedo | Reviewed this property |
It's on their website $39.95/adult, Children 3-11 $24.95, seniors(65+) $34.95. But, we bought them at AAA. They were cheaper. If you look online, they have times in a.m., afternoon, and evening. ( times are listed every half... More
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December 27, 2009|
Pittsburgh, PA
Enjoyed Charm City : ) (1 Replies)
To all who gave advice about accommodations for my trip two weeks ago, thank you (especially Travlin' Prankster)! We had a wonderful time. Never met so many nice people in one place (other than Pittsburgh, my hometown!) We visited the National Aquarium, watched trapeze school students practicing, took in the Preakness Parade where we got to see your quarterback up close (and, no, we didn't throw anything at him!), feasted on the delicacies at Phillips and Legal Seafoods, and overall had a...More
May 26, 2005|
Response fromripken2131|
Glad u had a good time... now remember watch the O's at Pirates..starting Monday...
Trip Report: 1st Anniversary during a Two Day Heat Wave (2 Replies)
My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in DC on August 7-9. I had planned an itinerary, however, with the extreme heat of the 7th and 8th (heat index around 110) many of the things we planned had to be scrapped. We wanted to do a lot of walking and exploring of various neighborhoods (Georgetown, Dupont Circle, etc.). But it was way too hot to be outside for more than a few minutes at a time. A couple of other notes: 1)My husband lived just outside of DC after college...More
August 13, 2007|
Response fromSueFee|
Glad to hear that you survived the humidity. I don't blame you for taking taxis--the summer humidity here is truly awful.