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National Aquarium

Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Worth the cost of admission

We dropped by the aquarium over the weekend having heard a lot about it and it was definitely all... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2016
Cary, North Carolina
Long waiting time

Great place to visit on a rainy day, when is not that busy. This aquarium is exactly the same with... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2016
Iulia O
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (1,020 reviews)
“sea life” (153 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

We dropped by the aquarium over the weekend having heard a lot about it and it was definitely all that and more. The layout and location are absolutely fabulous and the 3-4 floors are built around a massive central pillar housing a great collection of...More

2  Thank mcvadhool
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit on a rainy day, when is not that busy. This aquarium is exactly the same with the one in Barcelona, excepting the dolphin encounter, which you really have to see. It gets really crowded and you have to wait for 10-15...More

Thank Iulia O
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We visited the aquarium on a friday evening, after 5:00 as it was half price and we were hoping less crowded. It definitely seemed less crowded than a past time I visited and I felt we were better able to enjoy everything. This aquarium is...More

1  Thank Brstin2flames
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We toured the aquarium with children ranging in ages from toddlers to teens and all of them enjoyed it (adults did, too!). It's pricey--so be prepared. We went mid-week without crowds and had plenty of room and time to enjoy the exhibits. Also enjoyed the...More

2  Thank Shery211
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Pros: Nice clean place Plenty different exhibits not crowded Free dolphin show lots of sharks 10 Million turtles You can touch some of the sea creatures water fountains throughout the building parking across the aquarium was only $12 cons: a little pricey entry some of...More

1  Thank john c
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is one of the most coolest aquariums i have been too! Didn't like how closed in it was coming down the shark tank but other then that very beautiful and has a wide verity of animals! :) Plus they had Jelly Fishes to pet!

Thank Kac N
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

So much to see, and a fun layout. Waterfall is a really great start. Loads of variety. The kids and the parents both love it.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My son and granddaughter were here to visit from IN. This was one site we chose since I'd not visited the aquarium for some time and they wanted to go there as well. The aquarium has lots of interesting fish and water life to view....More

Thank Cleopatra L
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The National Aquarium has a great collection of aquatic animals. The Black Tip Reef Sharks are fascinating to watch from the lower level floor to ceiling observation area, my favorite. Their are numerous jelly fish and sting rays. A favorite is the newest exhibit where...More

Thank Mkander
Reviewed April 25, 2016

You won't be disappointed. Very large layout, many species on display. The facility is extremely clean, you don't get hit with an "aquarium" smell!

Thank Eric K
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July 24, 2017|
Response from keekzilla | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. I would also keep an eye out for coupons on Groupon.
July 23, 2017|
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Response from darkfalcon500 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $75 individual, $145 dual (2 people), and $195 for family
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Response from WaterBuffalo2 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is to plan on at least 3 hours. There is always a lot to see.