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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighbourhood: Inner Harbor
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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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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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The Baltimore aquarium is a great place to visit in the inner harbor. I love Calypso the sea turtle. The shark tunnel is also very cool. Look into the annual membership. It was... read more

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Baltimore aquarium is a great place to visit in the inner harbor. I love Calypso the sea turtle. The shark tunnel is also very cool. Look into the annual membership. It was less expensive for my family of 5 to buy a membership compared to paying 5 individual admissions.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The day was beautiful and the aquarium was fun. The walk from the parking lot was not far ( parking is expensive, 25.00 for the day ) I had been there years ago with our children but this time it was just my husband and myself. I enjoyed the tranquility of it all in a much different way. The visit... More 

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baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This aquarium is one of the best in the country. It us a great place fir a family to spend the day. The exhibits are well maintained and clean. The variety of sea life is vast. I love the amazon river forest. That area can be a little humid but its needed to maintain the plant life and for the... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To keep it short and sweet, it was a ton of fun! We have a three and a two year old and this experience was completely worth it! We purchased aquarium passes through a hotel "package" deal so we had to pick up the tickets at Will Call. Keep in mind you do not have to select a specific entry... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome aquarium. If you have an opportunity I highly recommend a visit. Really nice exhibits and alot to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am by no means an aquarium expert, but had heard that the National Aquarium was one of the best of the country, and so took my family. It did not disappoint! Highlights were the multiple levels of the aquarium viewed from different vantage spots, and the interactive parts on each floor. You can touch a jellyfish! We did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In Baltimore dropping off our kid at JHU and we had wanted to visit before but had never bought tickets in time. This time the tickets were purchased before (highly recommended). It took us about 2.5 hours, but we were going kind of quickly as it was near closing time. We saw the dolphin show and the kids got to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen much better. Perhaps if you had other things already checked off your list and the weather forced you inside. It is clean and easy to get around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love aquariums and this is one of the best. Family Friendly and interesting. Several levels that are easy to walk on a ramp. Plan on a couple of hours for the entire affect.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience at the aquarium. Exhibits are so well done. Animals appear well cared for. Knowledgeable staff. Went today on a Sunday, go early as crowds get larger as the day goes on. Jellyfish exhibit is awesome.

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