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Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #19 of 210 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 20,000 animals from more than 800 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 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are in the Baltimore area you have to go to the National Aquarium. There is nothing else like it. Very well laid out. You feel a very peaceful sense of calm as you amble thru taking time to see all the displays. It is great for adults and children.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

My wife and I visited this great Aquarium. A large facility with lare tanks and many areas to veiw fish. They have tropical forest and an Austrilian section. A very good 4 D movie and a Dolfin show. A nice large resturant

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoeSchwartz
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is not a kid aka stroller friendly place. So me and my teens passed my 1 month old back and fourth. Now I’m down in the back. Bathrooms had “water” all over the floors. The air must of been broke because it was hot and smelly of course with people elbow to elbow. This was a $200 trip for me and my 4 kids. Not to mention the gift shop items I got. Now I can say been there done that and won’t be back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graysx6
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LaurenH3778, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Hi Graysx6. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m disappointed to hear that your visit fell short of your expectations. Visitor safety is a top priority here at the National Aquarium and the stroller policy is focused on ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests. We do aim to offer alternatives and accommodations for families when necessary, including carriers, however it sounds like this many not have worked well for you. If you have further feedback on how your visit could have been more enjoyable, please connect with me directly at social@aqua.org. I hope you’ll return and give us another chance to impress you and your family!

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Reviewed September 22, 2018

There is so much to see and do there. Plenty of talks to listen to, a variety of different areas to see. Lots of walking so be prepared for that

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patti A
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

The National Aquarium has wonderful displays which let you imagine you are actually on location in the rain forest, swimming near a reef, visiting Australia, and ocean waters around the world. I loved the peacefulness of walking by beautiful displays. There are hands on educational activities for children and 4D movies on dophins and sharks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara L
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