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National Aquarium

#4 of 230 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Not impressed especially for the price!

The aquarium is set beautifully on the inner harbor within walking distance from several hotels... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MasCabron23
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Hampton, Virginia
via mobile
Expensive and crowded

The aquarium is very nice and is very large; however, it is very expensive and super crowded. You... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
friends19
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Texas
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is set beautifully on the inner harbor within walking distance from several hotels. The ticket prices were too expensive in my opinion. 2 adults and 2 kids were well over $130. We paid it because it was part of our vacation plans. The...More

Thank MasCabron23
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello. Thank you for sharing feedback from your recent visit. We are very lucky to be located in the heart of the vibrant Inner Harbor! I'm disheartened that you did not find your touring and the presentations to be truly enjoyable and engaging. We want...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium is very nice and is very large; however, it is very expensive and super crowded. You have to get your tickets in advance and show up at your specific time. Wish we would have purchased our tickets first, then toured the ships which...More

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Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am disappointed to hear that you did not find your time with us to be truly valuable, and had a bit of trouble with our entry system. We aim to offer a wide array of immersive experiences,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We bought tickets online and it was nice and convenient. I just wish we would've known about the validated parking area for the Aquarium. I would think it would've been cheaper there than the $29 we had paid! The Aquarium is nicely laid out. It...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We chose a weekday to avoid the summer weekend crowd that we always seem to encounter. We were accompanied by my son and his seven year old, and four year old youngsters. The aquarium is always a treat, although some hat ecpensive for an individual...More

Thank williamf802
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting aquarium, with a complicated layout. There were helpful, knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff. Make sure you touch the jelly fish.

Thank ZaneSG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this aquarium. Little expensive but its ok. We can spend whole day here.☺️ Very clean,organized and Love the fact it had couches at resting spots. We definitely will be visiting in the future☺️

Thank Bharati D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful aquarium with many floors of exhibits. While is not as glamorous as the aquaria at Atlantis, it is more scientific and informative. It is well- arranged so you progress through each floor and then descend through another good continuous exhibit. The...More

1  Thank TexWorldTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our day here! We purchased our tickets a day in advance and chose an early morning time. We were able to walk right in. By the time we left around 1pm, the line to get in was wound around the front. The exhibits...More

2  Thank starcitylady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great aquarium. Expensive, but you can spend the whole day here and still not get bored. Great for kids, but I would have loved it even if I didn't bring mine. Check out the 4-D movies while here.

Thank VermontMama3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful morning spent at the aquarium. We reserved 9 a.m. tickets and had no wait and no crowds. We were able to see the staff feeding the animals and I was impressed with how eager the staff was to share their knowledge...More

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shannwil
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My experience is to plan on at least 3 hours. There is always a lot to see.
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Magumom
2 July 2017|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
no. The MARC Camden line from Penn Station will get you within a few blocks
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Cshastry2 | Reviewed this property |
Its always better to book online in advance during the week ends. At least you are certain about the entry. The authorities cannot help you out; if there are more than the stipulated number inside the aquarium. During the... More
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