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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
Phone Number: +1 410-576-3800
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Very nice aquarium

We enjoyed a lot the aquarium, it is a nice indoor activity, we enjoyed seeing different kinds of sea creatures and aquarium setup. As we enjoyed the 4D show. But the Dolphin... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lot the aquarium, it is a nice indoor activity, we enjoyed seeing different kinds of sea creatures and aquarium setup. As we enjoyed the 4D show. But the Dolphin show was more informative about dolphins than a real dolphin show, so we were disappointed about it since we expected to see a nice dolphin show. Kids will... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family visited the aquarium and had a great time. It's well maintained and has something for everyone. The kids loved the hands-on portion and the sharks. It's well worth the admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I hit the Aquarium the day after a college visit and loved it. The Aquarium is soooo organized and we really appreciated the different hourly "opening times" so it wasn't so jam packed once we got inside. You can see most of the Aquarium in 2 hrs but we lingered watching the dolphins because they are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The layout of this aquarium is fantastic. Similar to the New England Aquarium as their is a giant ocean tank in the center. Easy to maneuver. This aquarium offer 4D short movies and a wonderful gift shop.

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Thank hotgranny
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We brought our 2 year old to the aquarium, unsure if she would find it interesting or not, and she loved it. Especially the dolphin show, the sharks, and the jelly fish. We spent a couple hours visiting the hotel, and by the end she was exhausted and ready to leave. We ate lunch in the cafeteria which was okay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gotta love aquarium in any state a chance get up close personal with animals and learn about them when with 3 yr old had a great time

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Thank Toy A
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really really enjoyed. Give yourself at least five hours to see everything - had three grandchildren and spent three hour which was just a little too short (for the adults). The only reason that it was not a five star review is that the Dolphin show was lame. Wish we would have time for the 3D movies.

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Thank Bob G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Aquarium is the main attraction on the Inner Harbor. The main tank in the middle of the aquarium is beautiful. It's has many floors with a tropical forest on the top floor. You can sometimes see divers feeding the sharks and rays. Once you reach the top you come down a winding ramp that take you next to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to see Baltimore en route North, and so we made a list of things to see and do in November. (Note: many things closed or weekends only once past high tourist season.) The Aquarium is supremely excellent - and open pretty much every day. The design is marvelous - tanks and pools everywhere, bird aviaries... More 

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Babylon, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

one of our favorite days is going to the inner harbor, do a little shopping, spend a few hours in the aquarium, the happy hour at phillips, with live music (especially Mike Sharp)

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