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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 21202-3574
Phone Number: +1 410-576-3800
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10:00 - 16:00
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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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Always a delight...well, almost always

We have a family membership here and go pretty often. I enjoy the ocean, am an avid scuba diver, and just never bored with the happenings at the aquarium. If there is any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bel Air, Maryland
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a family membership here and go pretty often. I enjoy the ocean, am an avid scuba diver, and just never bored with the happenings at the aquarium. If there is any negative aspect, I would say that the crowds on the weekend can get pretty crazy and make things tough when you're lugging a 5 year and 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most impressive aquariums i have been to. I loved their collection of jellyfish and of course the huge Blue Wonders section with all the different sharks.

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Edgewood, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was nice and did have a lot to see. I went here today (12/4/2016) for the Dollar Days event which was extremely crowded. We waited in the line that stretched all the way around the building. Took an hour and a half to get up to the buy our tickets but I guess that is expected on this... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see when you're in Baltimore ! Very clean and spacious with all kinds of animals . I went with my 22 year old nephew and it was our fave activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went for a visit on a Saturday- came in early so there wasn't a line the aquarium is really big and very impressive, i went by my self and had a great time, it is not just for children there is a dolphins show/ training so look for the schedule i was there for 3-4 hours very recommended place

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lot the aquarium, it is a nice indoor activity, we enjoyed seeing different kinds of sea creatures and aquarium setup. As we enjoyed the 4D show. But the Dolphin show was more informative about dolphins than a real dolphin show, so we were disappointed about it since we expected to see a nice dolphin show. Kids will... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family visited the aquarium and had a great time. It's well maintained and has something for everyone. The kids loved the hands-on portion and the sharks. It's well worth the admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I hit the Aquarium the day after a college visit and loved it. The Aquarium is soooo organized and we really appreciated the different hourly "opening times" so it wasn't so jam packed once we got inside. You can see most of the Aquarium in 2 hrs but we lingered watching the dolphins because they are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The layout of this aquarium is fantastic. Similar to the New England Aquarium as their is a giant ocean tank in the center. Easy to maneuver. This aquarium offer 4D short movies and a wonderful gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our 2 year old to the aquarium, unsure if she would find it interesting or not, and she loved it. Especially the dolphin show, the sharks, and the jelly fish. We spent a couple hours visiting the hotel, and by the end she was exhausted and ready to leave. We ate lunch in the cafeteria which was okay... More 

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