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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 21202-3574
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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A must-do

Clean, organized and complete. You will see everything that's on their easy to follow directory. Our favorite was seeing the jelly fish exhibit and dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Clean, organized and complete. You will see everything that's on their easy to follow directory. Our favorite was seeing the jelly fish exhibit and dolphins.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you haven't been the National Aquarium and live somewhere within the Washington DC Metro area, or if you are coming to the Baltimore/DC region, put this on your list of places to visit. What a neat experience for me and my family. Our 3-year old daughter was positively mesmerized, as were we, at the seemingly endless number of creatures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have gone several times to this aquarium and my family always enjoys walking around the place. The relative new touch section is a fun experience. we recommend getting the membership if you are planning to visit more than once in the same year.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous aquarium and they do try to manage the crowds but at capacity it isn't fun when you can't see the exhibits. Go early or late and it's far better, Loved it so much we bought membership not much more price wise than 2 visits and then we could do a few short trips so we didn't get stressed out... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my family to Baltimore for a day all the way from NYC. We ended up extending our trip it was so much fun. We walked around the harbor and visited the Aquarium which was supposed to be a short visit but it was so awesome we went in at 9am and came out at 2 pm.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time to the National Aquarium and we were not at all disappointed. Kids had fun looking at all of the marine life, as did we! We also enjoyed the Dolphin show. We went mid week and chose an entrance time of 9:30am. It was not at all crowded at that time, but you could tell about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting a little more with the exhibits since it is a national museum. It was so dark, crowded, and stuffy, I felt very stuck. I liked the jellyfish and frog exhibits the best.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the aquarium many times. It is very fun and educational. The exhibits are clean and easy to see the animals. Staff are very helpful and educational. I see something new and different every time I go.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm actually a big fan of aquariums and have been to several across the U.S. and this is by far my favorite. I love the views of the Harbour as you wind around different levels. There is cleverly designed crowd control with these different levels and exhibits. We never pay extra for the IMAX or anything but we always get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

料金が高い割に内容が不十分。メンバーシップを取得しているので未だお得感はあるものの大人一人4000円も出して入るには如何なものか。館内ディスプレイも20年前と全く一緒。営業努力が望まれる。 Too much expensive entrance Fee for the exhibits. Same all arrangement have been sitting For more than twenty years . Needs to be done more improvement.

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