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National Aquarium

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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Always pleases

Plan on at least three hours to see everything. Be sure to see the dolphin show. My on criticism... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
Lots of noisy baby mammals....

I would not have missed this for anything, but found that my sense of awe was severely overwhelmed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeneba C
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (1,022 reviews)
“rain forest” (219 reviews)
“jelly fish” (210 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plan on at least three hours to see everything. Be sure to see the dolphin show. My on criticism would be a for better direction through the exhibits. Perhaps a line on the floor to guide traffic.

Thank Rudyfs2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would not have missed this for anything, but found that my sense of awe was severely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic shrieking of the kids who were visiting. It was especially irritating on the way out where there is an exquisite darkened square-spiral rampway surrounded...More

Thank Jeneba C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a 4 day stay. We always go to attractions early and arrived at 9 am opening time. This is great aquarium. Not huge but very well laid out and we enjoyed it. It was pretty crowded but there was...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very little to see for the money you pay..We had a much nicer experience at Shedd aquarium in Chicago.

1  Thank jisna p
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this aquarium, very clean, friendly and easy to navigate. I usually hate gift shops yet this one was inviting and well staged! The view and walking area surrounding are great as well, this is a family must...More

Thank Travk131
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best aquariums in the country. Went with my daughter and grandson. He is two. It can be quite crowded,loud and frenetic. Also quite costly for a family of four. Bit as an aquarium excellent.

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Standard aquarium fare. Beautiful building, well planned out. Highlight is the dolphins and the shows. Jellyfish exhibit ok. Went on a Monday so it was not very crowded and easy to view all attractions. Fun day.

Thank StopNEat
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this aquarium but it is very crowded on the weekend and it is hard to enjoy it. Definitely would do on a weekday.

Thank akariley
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a sub-standard aquarium with limited variety. It will be worth going if the price is atleast 80% less than the current. Other aquariums across US like the ones in Atlanta and Chicago are priced similar but offer a lot more variety than this....More

Thank Zia A
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Zia, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear that your experience did not match your expectations. With 20,000 animals and immersive programming, it is our goal to provide a valuable, engaging and educational experience for all of our guests. We do...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium if you visit the inner harbor. It was very crowded. We went later in the afternoon for the discount price. We covered everything in an hour.

1  Thank Don P
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25 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
12 July 2017|
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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.