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National Aquarium

#4 of 233 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Great attraction on the inner harbor

This is a really nice aquarium located on the inner harbor. The exhibits are very well done... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Great Experience!!!

Great Place To Visit With Your Family. Huge Place So Many Tanks. And The Dolphins Show is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elvis D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really nice aquarium located on the inner harbor. The exhibits are very well done. Definitely worth a visit!

1  Thank dainnat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Place To Visit With Your Family. Huge Place So Many Tanks. And The Dolphins Show is Breathtaking. Nice And Clean And Easy To Find Your Favorite Fish. I Would Recommend To Anyone A+++

1  Thank Elvis D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit the inner harbor in Baltimore, make sure to visit the aquarium. Probably the largest I have seen. Plenty of species of sea creatures from all areas of the world. A lot of sharks. Shame they do not have a great dolphin show...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband and brother to check out the National Aquarium as many locals mentioned it was a good place to visit. I thought overall it was pretty cool! There are a lot of fish to see and there was one section we...More

Thank niffy98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 12 year old and my 2 year old had a blast! The aquarium is very hands on and interactive for the kids, the dolphin show was excellent, and although it was busy, it didn't feel overcrowded. They do not allow strollers which I wish...More

1  Thank beccasmk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived a n Maryland since 1993. During that time, I have visited the sights of Baltimore on innumerable occasions; however, I had never visited the "National Aquarium." A moment of sadness helped me discover this Baltimore gem! My girlfriend's cat "Rusty" passed away...More

2  Thank christopherstevens1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main exhibit, the coral reef was great and fascinating to look at and the sharks and dolphins were nice but there really wasn't anything much else which was disappointing as it costs $40 to enter for adults and really only take a couple of...More

1  Thank Alexandra D
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alexandra. Our Blacktip Reef exhibit and Shark Alley habitats are beautiful, right? I'm disappointed that you felt your experience was lacking outside of these areas. We offer daily immersive programming, and 5 floors of diverse habitats, home to 20,000 animals. Did you have the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend the 4 D experience! For $5, you watch a video complete with surprise spurts of water, air and bubbles!

1  Thank Cortney B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely aquarium, we only had an evening and a morning in Bawtymah but went here on recommendation. It was excellent, well structured with a couple of surprise exhibits not normally seen in aquariums! Right at the end is the Dolphins, make space for it, as...More

1  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased online tickets half-price for a Friday after 5:00 visit. Worked out perfectly and saved a ton of money. The young man at the outdoor gate even allowed us to go in a few extra minutes early and was quite accommodating. Several staff members throughout...More

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24 July 2017|
Response from keekzilla | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. I would also keep an eye out for coupons on Groupon.
23 July 2017|
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Response from darkfalcon500 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $75 individual, $145 dual (2 people), and $195 for family
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Response from WaterBuffalo2 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is to plan on at least 3 hours. There is always a lot to see.