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National Aquarium

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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
+1 410-576-3800
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over priced

I understand that rents are expensive. Yet to pay twenty + dollars for kids gets a bit rich... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Go for the Insider's Tour

It has been many years since I've been to the aquarium. When my wife and I decided to visit, I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wilmington, Delaware
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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” (1,041 reviews)
“sea life” (156 reviews)
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
Inner Harbor
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Reviewed yesterday

I understand that rents are expensive. Yet to pay twenty + dollars for kids gets a bit rich. After all you are just looking at fish and no groupon offered.

Thank YUP1
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been many years since I've been to the aquarium. When my wife and I decided to visit, I discovered the Insider's Tour. You get a 2-1/2 tour of the aquarium by one of the staff. You get to start your tour before the...More

Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a dozen trips to the Aquarium over the years, we bought tickets for an Insider's Tour. What fun! We got to go behind the scenes and see the vet office, the place where they raise food (e.g., mealworms) for the creatures, and even feed...More

1  Thank MDHonu
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the aquarium to pass a few hours before leaving the city. It was a great time and I recommend the dolphin show. It was busy and lots of little kids swarming the place, but what else would you expect. Also a bit...More

Thank Curtis M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was pretty neat, but also pretty confusing. The location was great, however they close way too early, making it hard for people who are there for business to attend. The aquarium itself is very neat, but to go through to the 3rd, 4th,...More

Thank Trisha P
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Leonard. Thank you very much for visiting the National Aquarium and sharing your feedback. I am thrilled to hear you found our habitats and animals inspiring, but disappointed you had a bit of trouble navigating our building. While we aim to clearly mark all...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first time here in about 15 years. I took my wife here for her birthday. We loved it. Make sure to see the dolphins. It was the highlight of the trip.

1  Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the 2.5+ hour behind the scenes Insider Tour with my husband, 20 year old daughter and 12 year old son. We had a fun and informative time feeding fish, touring kitchens and labs, and learning how the aquarium runs and about its residence. Tour...More

1  Thank EarlyBird_Ozmama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and my niece and I visited the aquarium for about 3 hours on a Thursday afternoon and we loved it! Beautiful location on the waterfront with interesting boats nearby. The buildings are beautiful and well-kept. The exhibits were nicely varied. We loved getting...More

2  Thank Penny M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first visit to the aquarium on probably one of the coldest days this winter. We liked that there is "timed" entrance so it controls the crowds indoors a little, but it does get busy inside. They have many rules concerning strollers and...More

1  Thank travelismylife707
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked at the Pier 5 Garage close to the aquarium, but it would have been much less expensive to park just one block away at 826 Eastern Ave. or at the 324 Albemarle St. parking lots near restaurants in Little Italy where we were...More

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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29 December 2017|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
about $40,but go on-line so you get current price and then you can select a guaranteed time too.
24 July 2017|
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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