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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighbourhood: Inner Harbor
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
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+1 410-576-3800
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10:00 - 20:00
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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 cost for a one day ticket is pretty pricey for the average person or family to afford regularly but if you are able to come 2-3 times a year - you get more than your money's... read more

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cost for a one day ticket is pretty pricey for the average person or family to afford regularly but if you are able to come 2-3 times a year - you get more than your money's worth with a yearly membership. Members only evening events are nice and much less crowded plus seeing a 4D movie at no additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive place. Just a really nice way of spending an afternoon while learning a lot about the ocean. Lots of places for interactive (if bring kids). Admission give you sticker shock but well worth the price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great day out. The place is huge! Recommend you see one of the 4D shows which is an extra $5 but lots of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for families, friends, and couples! The price is steep but it goes to the very expensive care of the animals as they often eat the same seafood as we do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

New Years Day 2017 we visited- this is a beautiful aquarium with a large variety of things to see, but I love Jellyfish so we were there for the Jellyfish Invasion exhibit

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

This place has something for all ages , there's a place for children to have " hands on " they can pick up some of the sea creatures .. well worth seeing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to multiple Aquariums all over the world. And the Baltimore one with the Chicago one are so far my favorites. The way how is set up allows the whole family to enjoy and learn. I liked the fact they have hours assigned to get in so it's not so crowed

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well designed - so many interesting displays! This will please everyone of all ages- nice for couples or families.... Been going to this aquarium for years and love every visit! You don't have to buy tickets in advance but you may want to if you want to avoid lo g lines during peak times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took a group of children to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. There are a lot of animals to see. There is an Australian Exhibit with birds, turtles and even a fish that squirts water at a cricket and knocks it off of a stick. The touching pool has horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, sea stars, and animals called skates. There are... More 

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Walkersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a wide variety of fish, sharks, birds and dolphin to see. We were able to watch many being fed. Check the feeding schedule when you arrive. Our new 3 year old granddaughter was fully attentive during our 3 hours visit.

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