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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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Great aquarium!

Visited the aquarium on a Saturday afternoon. Very crowded but very fun. Lots of exhibits and they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bordentown, New Jersey
via mobile
Brilliantly Designed Aquarium; worth every penny!

We ordered our tickets online for a 4:30 entry on a Tuesday, one of the last of the day. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Huntington, West Virginia
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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” (965 reviews)
“sea life” (142 reviews)
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the aquarium on a Saturday afternoon. Very crowded but very fun. Lots of exhibits and they even had a tank where you could touch jelly fish...very neat! The dolphin show was the highlight of our day. Although you cannot physically interact with the dolphins,...More

Thank iheartK
Reviewed yesterday

We ordered our tickets online for a 4:30 entry on a Tuesday, one of the last of the day. The aquarium stays open one hour after the last entry and we planned it that way so we'd have time and space, without crowds, to enjoy...More

Thank Psi1497
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's incredible! Best aquarium ever! I love how they ask me to recycle.getting information about preserving our oceans and our environment! The dolphins are a fun watch

Thank Dina Marie P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful attraction in the harbor. A bit pricy but there is a lot to see and do. Plan on 1.5 to 2 hours to get through it. A few dark and crowded areas which made it irritating and hot at times but ppl were generally...More

Thank Leecee13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our 16 month granddaughter loved the fishes. Go as early as you can to avoid the 11 am crowds. I was surprised for a June Sunday it wasn't as crowded as I thought... whew! Lots of street and parking garage parking. We only paid 12/day.

Thank Charlene H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very awesome. Worth every penny. Alot of very cool fish. They also have dolphins, monkeys and sloths. Allow plenty of timr there is alot to see and do

Thank Billie3036
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice exhibits, but quite expensive! It would be hard to afford the entire family. Exhibits flow well into each area, with an emphasis on a coral reef which can be seen from all floors.

Thank MarquetteSandD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popular with families with kids so expect a larger crowd on weekend afternoons with kids crowding the smaller tanks. My husband and I have been a few times and took our 2.5 yr old daughter for the first time today. It's important to note that...More

Thank Tasm T
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tasm. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am happy your braved the warmth of the rainforest to see the amazing creatures - they love that humidity in their habitat, sometimes a bit more than their human counterparts - and that your found our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its located in the Inner Harbour and you can enjoy other attractions in the area. They have many exhibits and is very comfortable and easy to walk around. As aleays the sharks and dolphins are one of the favorite attractions. Its a bit expensive $39.99...More

Thank Braulio G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've seen large aquariums in several cities, and the National Aquarium is the best. We spent about 5 hours in the aquarium. One disappointment was the dolphin show is only presented on weekends. We visited on a weekday, and got to see the dolphins playing...More

Thank MisterShrimp
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us - it is our hope that we can be as engaging and exciting for your family as possible. I wanted to ensure you knew that our...More

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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.