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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
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+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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Wonderful family adventure

They have a wide variety of fish, sharks, birds and dolphin to see. We were able to watch many being fed. Check the feeding schedule when you arrive. Our new 3 year old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Walkersville, Maryland
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Walkersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have a wide variety of fish, sharks, birds and dolphin to see. We were able to watch many being fed. Check the feeding schedule when you arrive. Our new 3 year old granddaughter was fully attentive during our 3 hours visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always worth the trip. It is great to learn about the environment in which we live and how fragile it can be. There is always something new to learn.

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Thank organpipe2016
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I started taking my kids to the Aquarium at a very young age when they were running the promotion Prices Take a Dive Friday's after 5. And were still going strong and my sons are now 26,23, and 19. It never gets old.

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Thank Michel1230
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The aquarium is absolutely wonderful and terrific for kids and grownups alike. The only downside is the crowds during certain "busy times" and the prices are a little high. Otherwise, a great place and well worth the trip into the inner harbor.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've spoken to a number of friends and family who've gone there..it's rather pricey, which explains why my family has never gone. If you can afford the cost of admission, it's well worth it.

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Thank Richard V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pricey but very enjoyable. Very beautiful inside and many exhibits to look at. Educational and fun! The staff is also very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Gabrielle B
Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was amazing. I finally got a chance to go and enjoy seeing . The sharks and different exotic fish. Enjoyable experience!

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Thank H6782OZpamela
Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Up close and personal experience being able to see the ocean and sea animals that are there the staff was friendly the atmosphere's clean and it's a great experience to come to the aquarium downtown Baltimore Inner Harbor

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok. First it was a mistake arriving late morning on a holiday when it was raining. So yes...it was busy and yes there were thousands of kids. It made the exhibits (the smaller ones) difficult to see and get time in front of. But that's not the museum's fault. Great selection of things to see, and one armed turtle, sharks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids had an amazing time. So much to see and do. Loved the Aquarium and the staff was very friendly. It was very easy to get to. Looking forward to returning on our next trip to Baltimore.

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