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“Fun and educational for all levels” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Aquarium, Baltimore

National Aquarium, Baltimore
Ranked #4 of 221 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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“Fun and educational for all levels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Kid and adult friendly exhibits. There is something to entertain and educate absolutely everyone. Follow their tweets for fun updates.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

This is just a really pleasant way to spend time with the kids and see some beautiful fish.

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Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect visit for family visits and ocean explorers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

The Amazon exihibit alone would make the admission cost worthwhile. The Aquarium is an ocean conservation highlight with tanks featuring everything from the smallest seahorses to the giant sea turtles and sharks. This is the location for sea turtles and other injured wildlife to be cared for and recovered when found along the NorthEast coast and sometimes even from as far as the south Atlantic and Gulf. The staff understands the marine wildlife on display and enjoys providing information and, for children and inquisitive adults, hands-on experience with some of the nearshore wildlife. It is worth a full day but can be enjoyed in a full morning or afternoon. Decent food in the cafeteria can keep you rested and energized for the full day. This is the one place that we took every visitor to our home in Baltimore.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

This is by far the best Aquarium I have ever been to and well worth the $27.90 admission fee, Which includes a ticket to the dolphin show. I went with a guy I met at the youth hostel, we spent almost 4 hours there in total. We started at the dolphin show, which was brilliant. Then moved on to the Jellyfish. I didn't realise Jellyfish were so interesting. Then to the tropical rain forest, where my day was made by seeing a sloth..I know not an Aquatic animal but still awesome! Then seeing all kinds of fish and sharks from around the world. Then over to Australia. Now being Australian I didn't think it would be that cool but I was wrong. I saw fruit bats for the first time ever among lots of marine animals I have previously seen in the wild or zoo's in Australia.
I would highly recommend stopping by Baltimore just to experience the aquarium. It is a must see.

Visited March 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Not seaworld but worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I regularly visit the acquirium downtown in the off season and been to tons of acquiriums. I know in the summer it can be a heckit wait and very crowded. The dolphin show can be skipped. This acqarium has more than just fish. For example it has crocs, monkeys, sloths, frongs, snakes, penguines, and much much more. The rainforest section on the top level is actually my favorite part. The glass front of the building holds the Australia exhibit which is quite unique as far as acquariums goes and you will see various wierd species of turtles. If you or anyone in your group enjoys observing and learning about animals this is worth it.

Visited September 2011
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