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National Aquarium

#4 of 230 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Love it!

I live in Atlanta and we have an amazing aquarium but I had to say that I think I enjoyed this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly S
Fascinating afternoon activity

The National Aquarium is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with family or friends, adults and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Romford Essex
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (143 reviews)
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in Atlanta and we have an amazing aquarium but I had to say that I think I enjoyed this aquarium a tad bit more! I think it is geared towards kids and I had my 7 year old son with me and he...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Aquarium is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with family or friends, adults and children alike. Staff are friendly and everything is organised for a smooth transition through various compartments. Escalators on the upward route help no end! The variety of sea...More

Thank hitchhiker1955
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the aquarium and became members this past year. With two boys (4 & 2), we've visited about 5 times over the past year from PA. One of our favorite places to visit. Best times to go are early when they open, and later in...More

1  Thank AllentownRJL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a school trip and decided to go back. I really like the flow of the place and the variety of animals. We went on a Friday evening and paid half price admission. The dolphin show was one of our favorite parts but...More

1  Thank anyonegrl
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are planning to visit Baltimore's Inner Harbor make sure to plan time to visit the National Aquarium. Lots to experience and see including the dolphin training show. The center multi-level fish tank is huge and contains numerous species of fish and sharks.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was very nice, but I don't believe it is worth $40 a person to get in. If you can find a coupon and get in cheaper, it would be worth it.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were going to Baltimore for a day and after hearing that this was one of the best aquariums in the U.S, I had to see it for myself having been to many aquariums. The aquarium is either my 2nd or 3rd favorite, Georgia being...More

Thank darkfalcon500
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Call first to see if they offer discounted tickets on Fridays after 5:00PM. In our group we had ages 2, 8, 13, 39, and 64, and we all had a great time! Lots to see from sharks to blue jelly fish, and Rainforest and a...More

1  Thank mjbartwork
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go early! No queues! We were able to see everything without a crowd. The jelly fish hands on is not to be missed. Looking at other reviews was worried it would be hot an crowded - but it was cool and not too busy. Price...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is very well organised and even though it was busy we got to see everything- the only reason why it doesn't get five stars is that it is very expensive.

Thank Sim835
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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.