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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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Its a beautiful day trip!

There is so much to see at the Aquarium. There is also a cafeteria in it. So you can do two spots... read more

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My husband and I were traveling without the kids, and debated about spending the $40 each to get... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Poor3%
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“dolphin show” (1,010 reviews)
“sea life” (150 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to see at the Aquarium. There is also a cafeteria in it. So you can do two spots and then take a lunch break. Then finish after lunch. Strollers are not easy to use here.. but there are a lot of...More

Thank cherakeey
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were traveling without the kids, and debated about spending the $40 each to get in, but decided to do it. It was so worth it! Not your typical acquarium. Lots of interaction with staff and volunteers, lots of hands on activities....More

Thank lilden
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best aquarium: Three pallid sturgeons have been added to our Surviving Through Adaptation exhibit!

Thank Zeke M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth going ease to get around well signed. The exhibits were up close and children would be able to touch. The dolphin show was great for young and old. Worth the effort to go

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful aquarium located right in Inner Harbor. Great exhibits and knowledgeable staff. Activities throughout the day for kids and adults; great opportunities to learn. Try to stay away from peak hours as it gets too crowded and difficult to see the fish. Don't miss the...More

Thank myersmar369
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This aquarium was awesome! There was so much to see. They even have a rain forest! It was a very pleasurable day because it was an oasis from the outside heat. The sea life looked content and the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Angela A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large, beautiful and well maintained aquarium. This is a nice day out for a couple, young singles or a family. There is so much to see and do that kids won't even realize that they are learning!

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the most expensive places you can take family - in any state. It is worth a one time visit though. It'll take about 3 hours to allow children to marvel at the creatures in each tank and then traverse...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned a lot about sharks, the rain forest, and other fish. This is a great place for kids as there are lots of interactive exhibits. We were there for four hours and didn't have time for the dolphin show!

1  Thank PattiAnnWestford_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a few aquariums in my life and the National is above all at this point. Beautiful layout with multiple hands on experiences. The dolphin show was wonderful and the staff here was great. Highly recommend.

1  Thank MRVEGAS711
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24 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.