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National Aquarium

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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...more
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
Inner Harbour
+1 410-576-3800
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The aquarium is quite good with an excellent flow and features including some nice 4D theater shows. These are all additional cost to the already incredibly expensive entrance fee...not sure how families can afford this without discounts. Fridays are 1/2 off and even then it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IamLuving2Travel
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love to go to Aquariums and watch the fish and sea life floating and swimming. Lots to see and do for all ages. The dolphins show was my favorite and very well done. I did find it dark in Shark Alley, usually prefer the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pamelar901
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I love the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It is one of the best large, public aquariums in the country. It can get crowded and there's a lot to see. Show up early for the best experience. There's lots of food and shopping...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun for all ages. Located in the harbor with great walkable restaurants and shops. Was there for a wedding held in the aquarium after hours. If you want to walk around town with ease, stay within a few blocks, the outskirts of town are very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dmulvaney
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took my 90 year old mother-in-law here during a visit. She really enjoyed the dolphin show. Most of the place is wheelchair accessible, but not the rain forest part. We were able to have use of a wheelchair for the whole visit without cost....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Qué everywhere. Parking not good. But sea creatures are worth applause. Need to have refurbishment quickly

Date of experience: March 2019
21  Thank brigettimoog
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great time seeing the dolphins. Also did the 4D movie about dolphins which was a lot of fun. Nice to be able to sit and relax and just watch the dolphins swim around if you are tired from walking at any time of the day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank phillyone70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon with my honey seeing the fishes! Just the two of us for a much needed get away. We’ve been there before with our sons. It’s different every time we go. Love this aquarium!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank U9973VWmarkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do here, you can spend the whole day here and still not see everything... Plan to spend a small fortune. Parking can run you $30, ticket prices are steep especially if you plan to bring the family or out of town...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Goyde
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my wife and kids. There are many things to see and explore, you are allowed to touch the jellyfish.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Rebecca M
20 March 2019|
Response from lisafL4061CT | Reviewed this property |
There were quite a few Little ones there on our visit. I’d say visit now if you have the chance.
Kerri M
26 February 2019|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
No food or drink allowed
Kristina L
7 January 2019|
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Response from Breathingmagic | Reviewed this property |
If you plan on walking around The Inner Harbor to explore and do other things then you might want to go in May or June . If you want to avoid the crowds you may want to go when it is cold In Dec-Jan but get there a few... More