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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
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Address: 501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 410-576-3800
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

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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Had a great time with our 2 kids. Expensive for a family but pretty much worth it. Best aquarium I've been to. 5 levels. Cafe with great views. Dolphins! Beautiful area around the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time with our 2 kids. Expensive for a family but pretty much worth it. Best aquarium I've been to. 5 levels. Cafe with great views. Dolphins! Beautiful area around the inner harbor. Not overly crowded on a weekday. Loved all the sharks going through the exit ramps. Very cool place. Would definitely recommend!

Thank buckimama
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had tickets for the behind the scenes tour of the dolphins but when we got there they had to cancel the tour. We were greeted by Stephen Skobel and he was able to accommodate us into another tour of behind the scenes. It was a wonderful tour with Al. He was a wealth of knowledge and gave us a... More 

Thank Karen S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think it's an average aquarium. It's very nice big nothing special. Hey have timed tickets for entry but then you can stay as long as you like. This place gets very crowded also. It's also very expensive! Costed the 3 of us like $75 to go for a few hours. What a rip off just to see some fish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We make a day of it a couple time a year and head up to Baltimore to the Aquariun. My 6 year old girl loves it and enjoys going & the big kid in me enjoys it to. If you have kids it is a great time but not cheep. $40 per Adults and $25 for children and figure parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This aquarium was very good. There were many different types of fish to see and there was plenty to do. I thought it was very crowded and having scheduled entry times, I expected it to be less crowded. The Sharks were great to see and we got a peek at the sea turtle which is my daughters favorite. The touch... More 

Thank Mike N
Wurtsboro, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to check this out So many things to see fish ,birds,rain forest well worth the charge Take your time or you might miss something

Thank Sam S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our 3 grandchildren, in the morning, on a weekday. There were just too many kids running around to enjoy the place. They don't allow strollers, but offer kiddie backpacks to carry the little ones. The National Aquarium is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. Like other attractions this popular, it can become too crowded to enjoy.... More 

Thank srwilliford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place to spend the afternoon with the family. The aquarium had a great selection of animals to see. My children (3 and 12) had a great time. Keep in mind if visiting with small children that they don't allow strollers inside.

Thank Michelle A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people were nice and helpful but the exhibits weren't really that special. It was good to see all of the areas but I just thought there would be more.

Thank Jay B
Rosedale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 87yr old mom is in a wheelchair and loves Aquariums..This one is very wheelchair friendly. She had a blast. It is a huge facility with many,many exhibits..As soon as we walked in we were approached regarding the best accessible routes to take and given a special map to follow. Just a wonderful place to see.

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