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“Impressive - go after 5pm and the price drops”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 234 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.
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Impressive - go after 5pm and the price drops”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was really impressed by the aquarium and the way it is laid out; it is very modern and has some great exhibits (if that is the right name for the fish!). It is quite pricey normally- $35 or so per adult - but it stays open until 8pm on Friday night (actually last entry is 8pm and it doesn't close for another 45 mins after that) and after 5pm, the price drops to $12. That's a great bargain and when we went on the Friday evening it was pretty quiet so I'm really glad we did. We paid $5 extra each for the 3D movie but it was quite disappointing - a film about salmon swimming up the river, that turned out to be part of a David Attenborough documentary I had seen on TV, admittedly not in 3D but salmon swimming aren't really that exciting. Overall though a great place to visit.

Visited November 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Awesome Reef!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We recently went to the National Aquarium, and had a wonderful time! We spent about 40 minutes at the reef exhibit, mainly due to our new friend. There was one damsel fish that was enthralled with my son and his friend. The fish would follow their hands and fingers, would come closer to the glass if they did, would swim up and down and I swear was just as excited as the kids were. The Aquarium staff came over and spent some time talking to us and watching the behavior, the kids AND the fish. They were very informative and gave us a small chat about the fish, reef, etc. The staff continued to watch for a bit and they were fascinated by the interaction of the fish and the kids. Seems everyone learns something new at the Aquarium! Love it and we all cant wait to come back.

Visited December 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Site to See!!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

It is a fantastic venue to visit. You will experience a wonderful world of aquatic life including a dolphin show. Adults and children alike will thoroughly enjoy their experience at the Aquarium.

Visited April 2013
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Fallston, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great Family Field Trip”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is one marvel of Baltimore's tourism industry which people of ages will enjoy. The dolphin experience and the Australian exhibit are totally captivating.

Visited October 2013
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Wharton, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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“Great for business outings!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We came here for a business outing for my company and I was pleasantly surprised. It was fantastic to have access to the aquarium after hours and tour around with no crowds. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. The aquarium was marvelous in itself so it was nice that everything else was at the same level.

Visited October 2013
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