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“One of the best aquariums”
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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Great jelly fish exhibit. Nice layout. You walk up a long ramp around a huge tank and several smaller tanks and see many amazing sea creatures.Beautiful exhibits create groupings of various creatures in natural settings. Travel the world's oceans and their inhabitants.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

What a wonderful display!
Whether it's a kid or senior, there's an abundance of aqua-interest for all.

Thank WelllllEnuff
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

For a charge of $30 per person we were at an average aquarium .Apparently they no longer have dolphin shows .A 4D movie was an additional fee .We were very disappointed.

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Kate R, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Please know that our ticket prices are aligned with other top aquariums in the country and all of your purchases go toward our mission of inspiring conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Was there anything that you would have liked to see more of? Less of? In a different way? We are always looking to improve and I'd love to hear what would push us past "average" for you. Feel free to reach out to us at social@aqua.org.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

One of the best aquariums in the US. While it was very crowded we saw all the exhibits. Especially loved the jellyfish exhibit.

Thank EandRNYC1
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I was excited to go and take my daughter and her friend to this aquarium, but we were pretty disappointed. It's a large, clean aquarium, and there were some cool things to see, but nothing we haven't seen before. And there just wasn't THAT much to see. The dolphin show was a disappointment, as we didn't know they had stopped doing shows until we had waited in line, filed in and took our seats. Then an employee was wailing around giving facts about dolphins, and that's when she said they didn't do shows anymore. So you could sit there amd watch them feed the dolphins, and see them swim around, but that was about it. While I commend them for discontinuing the shows, they should have some other entertainment to fill the gap. It was pricey and just not worth it, in my opinion.

Thank LauraMC70
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