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National Aquarium

#4 of 229 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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The aquarium has changed since 2008 (:

I recommend that every take a trip to the aquarium with or without the kids (: Also check out the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2016
Shawntavia D
Great Aquarium

One of the most amazing aquariums I've seen so far. Not only because of the species that you are... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2016
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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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“dolphin show” (962 reviews)
“sea life” (142 reviews)
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

I recommend that every take a trip to the aquarium with or without the kids (: Also check out the dolphin show. It was gone for a while but its back now.

Thank Shawntavia D
Reviewed May 4, 2016

One of the most amazing aquariums I've seen so far. Not only because of the species that you are able to see, but also for the amazing architecture of the building. I really enjoy even though I was with no kids. Probably I would have...More

1  Thank Matias L
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We went with the promotion of Fridays after 5. The tickets were heavily discounted and even the commemorative photo was discounted, we otherwise would not have purchased one. It was plenty of time to walk through and still catch the dolphins.

1  Thank Leslie A
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Both my two grandsons loved their adventure at the National Aquarium. It was hard to keep up with them running around; wanting to see everything and experience everything. Going early in the day is the best time, this way you get to visit every floor...More

1  Thank gys601
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Although the entrance fee is a little pricey once you see the displays and exhibits you will appreciate why. It has so much to offer for folks of all ages and the dolphin show and shark feeding are some of the highlights.

1  Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed May 3, 2016

I have only ever been to aquariums in california, all of which were a quite a bit more spread out than this one. this aquarium is four stories, so you are kind of corralled through a designated route through the aquarium up escalators and moving...More

1  Thank Kara M
Reviewed May 3, 2016

They have now added in a "touch" area where you can touch jellyfish, stingrays and horseshoe crabs, I felt like a big kid but I loved every minute of it!

1  Thank SWong715
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Tons of things to see. Even saw some birds.Very compact space and good layout to not miss anything. Take a couple of hours and see everything. Great photo ops.We loved the jellyfish. You can pet them and the skates.

1  Thank Jean H
Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a beautiful aquarium; however, I do not know where they came up with such an expensive price. If you can get a deal, it's really nice.

Thank 1stTimeCR
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The acclaimed Baltimore Aquarium is a must see Inner Harbor attraction. Overlooking the Iconic Inner harbor, the Aquarium has been a "anchor" to visiting Baltimore. The attention to exhibits, conservation and thee magic of our water world...spend quality time with kids and family and experience...More

1  Thank Marc W
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Divya G
What's is the timing for dolphins show
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know off the top of my head either. Sorry I could not be more help.
Divya G
I am planning to visit tommorow .i don't see any option for dolphin show ..just wanted to know if it's going to be there tommorow .if yes what are the timings of dolphin show. Also roughly how long it take to take aquarium tour Thanks
May 31, 2017|
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Response from rn508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they no longer have the traditional dolphin shows. Instead, there are several activities scheduled throughout the day (e.g. feeding, play time, grooming) and you can just show up and/or walk out. It is more informal... More
What's the cost for the aquarium
May 29, 2017|
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Response from KR_Balto | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posters, if you go more than once a year, the membership is definitely the smart choice. Less expensive in the long run, and you bypass the long lines to get in.