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“Awesome Experience”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 243 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Aquarium is a must see/visit when visiting the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The exhibits are interesting as well as really fun. Kids of all ages are mesmerized by the huge tanks of sharks, fish, turtles, dolphins and rays. Be prepared to spend most of the day at the Aquarium. Between the exhibits, shows, the theaters and the panoramic views of the Inner Harbor. I like that the path within the building is a perfect guide self guided tour to the exhibits. Holidays & weekends can be crowded but once inside you can still enjoy the experience.

2  Thank PamB226
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed the visit. Was expecting an actual Dolphin show put it was just a Dolphin observation. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

2  Thank getate
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a nice Aquarium, kids will love this as well as adults. Tip though is to hit the first store and get what you want there, tiny one at the end.

Thank B D
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

The shark exhibit was really nice and spread out over a big area, so you could see them over different levels.

Thank ohiotwin
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been to many aquariums across the country, but can't remember going to any that did not have penguins. What's the deal here? Penguins are a major attraction. On the flip side, most of the aquariums we have been to, do not have dolphins, but this one does. So, it guess we'll call it even. Although, there isn't an actual dolphin show, they do perform some instructor guided tricks. We also enjoyed seeing many sharks, turtles, and other aquatic life.

6  Thank HOCKPOOH
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