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National Aquarium

#4 of 229 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-576-3800
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Five stories of exhibits

Popular with families with kids so expect a larger crowd on weekend afternoons with kids crowding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tasm T
via mobile
Great Aquarium!

Its located in the Inner Harbour and you can enjoy other attractions in the area. They have many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Braulio G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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” (962 reviews)
“sea life” (142 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

Popular with families with kids so expect a larger crowd on weekend afternoons with kids crowding the smaller tanks. My husband and I have been a few times and took our 2.5 yr old daughter for the first time today. It's important to note that...More

Thank Tasm T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its located in the Inner Harbour and you can enjoy other attractions in the area. They have many exhibits and is very comfortable and easy to walk around. As aleays the sharks and dolphins are one of the favorite attractions. Its a bit expensive $39.99...More

Thank Braulio G
Reviewed yesterday

I've seen large aquariums in several cities, and the National Aquarium is the best. We spent about 5 hours in the aquarium. One disappointment was the dolphin show is only presented on weekends. We visited on a weekday, and got to see the dolphins playing...More

Thank MisterShrimp
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the National Aquarium today, June 23, 2017 arriving around 10 am. The aquarium started to become a bit crowded as our time progressed. The aquarium is laid out as a one way exhibitions, so everyone is generally moving in the same direction....More

Thank robertcI8342KB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Aquarium is amazing with many different exhibits. Great for everyone. We recently became members. Don't miss it!

Thank Robin Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium, but it's very crowded. I did like that they had tons of educational opportunities. It is a bit pricey, in my opinion. There are other aquariums that compare to this one. Nothing really to write home about, but something nice...More

Thank Sissa S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an ok aquarium.. not anything super special. I did enjoy the dolphin show. Over priced gift shop as normal for any aquarium

Thank broketraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

My favorite part of the aquarium was the jelly fish. It was really cool how they had them glowing in the black lights in the walls.

Thank Tmoneyc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday and got tickets for 9:30 AM. It was perfect timing! We saw everything without the distraction of crowds and it was very enjoyable. We ate in the cafeteria thinking we would be spending a fortune, but it was quite reasonable...More

Thank Elisabeth H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Aquarium is full of beautiful and unique sea creatures, but also interactive areas that kids (and adults) can be engaged in! The staff is very knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have. Make sure to see the dolphins during a...More

Thank Kevin C
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Divya G
What's is the timing for dolphins show
1 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know off the top of my head either. Sorry I could not be more help.
Divya G
I am planning to visit tommorow .i don't see any option for dolphin show ..just wanted to know if it's going to be there tommorow .if yes what are the timings of dolphin show. Also roughly how long it take to take aquarium tour Thanks
1 June 2017|
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Response from rn508 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they no longer have the traditional dolphin shows. Instead, there are several activities scheduled throughout the day (e.g. feeding, play time, grooming) and you can just show up and/or walk out. It is more informal... More
What's the cost for the aquarium
30 May 2017|
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Response from KR_Balto | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above posters, if you go more than once a year, the membership is definitely the smart choice. Less expensive in the long run, and you bypass the long lines to get in.