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“The ultimate fishbowl!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Aquarium, Baltimore

National Aquarium, Baltimore
Ranked #4 of 224 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.
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Nottingham, Maryland
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The ultimate fishbowl!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Beware of crowds that make looking into some of the exhibits a wait-in-line proposition, but there is a lot to see and be entertained by in this magnificent set of buildings. My favorite area is the spiral walk down through the coral reef exhibit, but there are fascinating things to see all through the aquarium. Visit their website to get an overview of the place--it can be overwhelming.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Loud!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We went with our 2 year old on a Tuesday in February - far from a peak time. It was very loud and hectic. It must a nightmare when actually busy!! Very poor signage in the aquarium, hard to figure out how to get to the shark walk/tunnel. However of course, a big hit with our 2 year old!

Visited February 2012
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phoenix, MD
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“Fish are fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Not my favorite aquarium because you're forced to see things on their track and it can get really crowded. I love watching the lookdowns and sharks circle past in the giant tanks.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Showing some age but ranks among best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

I've seen several aquariums, and this is the one I compare them to. Showing a bit of age, but nevertheless a worthy sight.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Very pleasant afternoon: interesting and educational for pre-teen girls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Recently visited with two 11 year olds and they loved it. My first visit but they had been there several times before. The exhibits totally held their interest and we all learned a lot while enjoying a pleasant time. Highly recommend it.

Visited February 2012
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