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National Aquarium

#4 of 229 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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A "Must See" whenever you're in beautiful Baltimore.

The ever changing National Aquarium in Baltimore is everything. The well planned layout keeps your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wayne G
Baltimore, Maryland
Great Aquarium for Family

The National Aquarium at The Inner Harbor at Baltimore, Maryland was a treat to visit. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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“dolphin show” (962 reviews)
“sea life” (142 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed yesterday

The ever changing National Aquarium in Baltimore is everything. The well planned layout keeps your attention and always an educational event. Take your time to enjoy the atmosphere and learn everything you can about nature.

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Aquarium at The Inner Harbor at Baltimore, Maryland was a treat to visit. Great displays and exhibits covering the water world. Enjoyed the dolphin show today. Includes 2 gift shops and Cafe.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed yesterday

Start at the top and work your way down lots to see. May be best to see this during the week as the weekend tends to find it a bit crowded

Thank Michael W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't let the price scare you off. This place is an all day affair. There are so many things to see. I love the different environments such as rain forest, coast, deep ocean, etc. The dolphin show was fantastic. I felt like we got our...More

Thank Hattielou
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at 11:30 and when we bought tickets (6 adults and 2 kids), we were told that the next entry time was 1:45. We only had until 3:00 so we had to skip it that day and buy tickets for the next day. The...More

Thank slhFortSmith_AR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We (myself, my husband, our toddler son, and a friend) came to the aquarium during our trip to the Baltimore area. My last visit to the aquarium was probably about 10 years ago and I remember enjoying it very much. The aquarium has expanded since...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Monday afternoon, so it was not crowded. As a result, we were able to easily view all the displays. The map of the displays seemed confusing, since there are so many levels to the museum, but we enjoyed our afternoon. It...More

Thank bbr2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always an amazing time. Worth the price for the educational experience. My husband and I took our two boys (5 & 8). FYI for parents with younger children no strollers, you have to check them.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall the aquarium was a great spot to visit during our weekend in Baltimore. The exhibits were great and the flow from room to room and various levels was perfect. Highly suggest stopping here while you're in town. Two recommendations before you go though: buy...More

1  Thank ashamme
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day to visit,, being that is was hot and humid.. Nice time inside.. Spent about 2.5 hr. You can spend longer.. Many exhibits to see..

1  Thank Erika B
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Divya G
What's is the timing for dolphins show
1 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know off the top of my head either. Sorry I could not be more help.
Divya G
I am planning to visit tommorow .i don't see any option for dolphin show ..just wanted to know if it's going to be there tommorow .if yes what are the timings of dolphin show. Also roughly how long it take to take aquarium tour Thanks
1 June 2017|
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Response from rn508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they no longer have the traditional dolphin shows. Instead, there are several activities scheduled throughout the day (e.g. feeding, play time, grooming) and you can just show up and/or walk out. It is more informal... More
What's the cost for the aquarium
30 May 2017|
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Response from KR_Balto | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posters, if you go more than once a year, the membership is definitely the smart choice. Less expensive in the long run, and you bypass the long lines to get in.