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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighbourhood: Inner Harbor
As featured in 3 Days in Baltimore and 2 other guides
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Address: 501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
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+1 410-576-3800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's...

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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Beautiful and extensive aquarium

Visiting the National Aquarium was the highlight of my trip to Baltimore especially their beautiful exhibit of jellyfish. I would gladly go back to marvel at all of the ocean's... read more

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting the National Aquarium was the highlight of my trip to Baltimore especially their beautiful exhibit of jellyfish. I would gladly go back to marvel at all of the ocean's exquisite creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once get inside you would not like to get back to. It has many laboratories which is amazing with the living things in the sea. Dolphin's shows are really wonderful and will get into their intelligence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our 2 young grandsons to the aquarium for their first-ever visit. They had an absolute blast!! There is so much for them to look at - at times they were overwhelmed and we had to take a break. There is a "touch the fish" area for the children which our boys loved!! There is a staff member who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friday evening is the best time to go considering that the tickets are half price and if you are Military, you receive an additional discount.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National Aquarium is gorgeous - clean, modern, comfortable. There is a large dolphin pool and two large reef exhibits. Most other exhibits are on the smaller side. There are tons of educational displays along with the live exhibits. The aquarium is excellent for kids of all ages. It's a nice venue for everyone, especially on a cold or rainy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium was amazing. Went to Baltimore for the weekend before Valentines day. It was crowded but not too bad, My boyfriend and I are both obsessed with dolphins and the Dolphin show was awesome! And the fact that we could go in the dolphin exhibit whenever we wanted was cool! Very clean and reasonably priced!

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Thank Rylee K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was able to visit on a Monday. Wasn't over crowded. Enjoyed the Black Tip Reef and getting to see the Dolphins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to spend a day. Kids get to touch sea "creatures". Adults get to see an amazing collection of sea and land critters and learn about their habitat and habits. 4D film is great for kids. Be sure to see the archer fish shoot crickets off of a branch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing, fun day for family and friends. So much to see and there is a lot to participate in. The facility is very clean and staff is extremely helpful and kind. It is a greet place to visit over and over!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently visited the Aquarium with my three year old. He loved every minute of it. They have plenty for you to see. My favorite is the under water dolphin tank view room. You can sit and look at the dolphins swim in a room with a huge glass window. The Aquarium is very clean and family friendly. If you... More 

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