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“Nice, but expected more”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 242 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We thought we were going to see this great aquarium and when we were done, we thought it was just ok. We've gone to the Camden Aquarium and thought that their displays were better. The new Reef exhibit is nice, but still not great.

Thank Colleen H
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This aquarium is average at best, but the kids really enjoy it. It is very small compared to Chicago or Atlanta. It is clean and the staff is helpful and friendly. It can get very crowded, so timing is everything. Keep in mind that kids' field trips have to be back at the schools right after lunch, so you may want to go after 1 during the week to avoid these large groups. It is extremely pricey!!!

Thank Chy R
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our family visited the National Aquarium today and we had a great time. Our 2 yr old enjoyed it more than our 12 yr old, but there were no complaints from said 12 yr old. It was a little costly ($104 for 3 adults tickets), but great exhibits, very clean, and once in a lifetime was worth it.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This trip was to celebrate my nephews birthday. It happened to coincide with the opening of the black tip reef. This addition is amazing. There are multiple viewing areas from around the sides and also above. There was someone there explaining not only some of what we were looking at but also giving us back ground on specific animals in the tank like Calypso the turtle! There are multiple exhibits throughout the aquarium and it is nice how everything flows so everyone is walking in one direction. We were able to stop in to watch part of the dolphin show which was really neat. They had games in between shows where kids could participate and also so that you could speak to the trainers. I had a great time and cant wait to visit again!

Thank livefromthelidodeck
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a great place to take the kids, since they always enjoy looking at the fish. I definitely recommend the dolphin show. It can get crowded at times but it's worth the wait.

Thank TravelDivaNay
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