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Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #18 of 252 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 August 5, 2018 via mobile

Wow. This place is pretty cool! It’s amazing how much they pack into such a small, well designed space. Cool animals, clean and neat. Great time with the family.

Thank Coleen S
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Delighted that the aquarium was open late on Fridays, we decided to go walk off our early dinner & touring it took 2.5 hours. What a beautiful facility! We loved how the aquarium was divided into sections based on locality to show what each area coastline offers in fish & plant life. With the different layers in the ecosystems, it was a complete surprise to walk to the roof and find a rain forest complete with birds, monkey, and sloth. There was even an area where you could touch horseshoe crabs, sharks, & rays.

Thank Bauer7000
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We found this aquarium to be overpriced, $39.95 for an adult, the exibits were very mediocre. Will definitely not be returning.

Thank Deborah L
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Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Deborah. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am disheartened to hear that you did not find your visit with us to be fully engaging. With 20,000 animals in diverse, award-winning habitats and a variety of immersive experiences like daily expert talks and animal encounters, it is truly our aim to inspire and wow our guests. Additionally, as a nonprofit, your admission helps us fund the care of all the Aquarium's creatures and provide programs that help educate the public about the importance of conservation - thank you for your support! If you are willing to share, I would like to hear more about how your experience could be more valuable. Please contact me directly at social@aqua.org. I hope you'll consider returning to give us another opportunity to truly impress you! Thank you.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Our family loved it! So much to see and do. The interaction is great, everyone loved to touch the jellyfish! The rain forest is great. Its a large aquarium and so much to see. The exhibits are just breathtaking. The feeding of the dolphins is a great experience for young children. This is one of the top aquariums!

Thank H H
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We took our eight year old grandson to the National Aquarium one Monday morning. We had purchased and downloaded our tickets ahead of time and had no problems or issues to deal with at the Aquarium. We entered by the main entrance and were quickly on our way.

The first thing we stopped to see were the sharks, fish, rays and turtle swimming in the tanks. Our grandson loved it and couldn’t wait to tell us what he saw.

The exhibits throughout the Aquarium were well done and easy to see. All three of us loved looking at the live birds, fish and frogs.

We also visited the touch-tanks, which my grandson loved, along with the dolphin show (disappointing) and rainforest. We had a great time and will definitely return!

This is my third or fourth visit to the Aquarium and every time is better than the last! I will be back!

Thank Oriolezgurl
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