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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 - 16:00
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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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What an amazing aquarium! The exhibits are well planned out and easy to move from one to another. Staff is courteous and informative. Although a little pricey, well worth the... read more

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East Islip, New York
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East Islip, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What an amazing aquarium! The exhibits are well planned out and easy to move from one to another. Staff is courteous and informative. Although a little pricey, well worth the price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the national aquarium over the Presidents' Day weekend. We have visited this place several times since our twins were toddlers and they always had a terrific time. So we decided to visit again this year. To my shock, admission was $39.95 per person and limited to a certain time of the day! Ours was at 1:45 pm... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The aquarium is amazing. It's a bit expensive, but once you tour the place, you can understand why it would cost so much to maintain this wonderful facility. I was so impressed with the exhibits.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First I would recommend to get your tickets early online before you go. I waited 2 hours for a time slot to get into the Aquarium, after purchasing tickets at the window. I remember going before and there were no time, just purchase and go. I must say that I guess times have changed since last year. The Aquarium is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two adults two kids for $129.99 to see tiny fish and a few sharks and a 15-minute dolphin show. Sorry not worth it. The place was packed with people full of germs

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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All staff I encountered were very friendly! Coral reef exhibit was awesome. Also the touch tanks were very cool, never been to an aquarium where you can touch a jellyfish!!! Great place!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the National Aquarium was the highlight of my trip to Baltimore especially their beautiful exhibit of jellyfish. I would gladly go back to marvel at all of the ocean's exquisite creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once get inside you would not like to get back to. It has many laboratories which is amazing with the living things in the sea. Dolphin's shows are really wonderful and will get into their intelligence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our 2 young grandsons to the aquarium for their first-ever visit. They had an absolute blast!! There is so much for them to look at - at times they were overwhelmed and we had to take a break. There is a "touch the fish" area for the children which our boys loved!! There is a staff member who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friday evening is the best time to go considering that the tickets are half price and if you are Military, you receive an additional discount.

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