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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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We decided it would be fun to visit the aquarium since I have never been and I enjoyed it so much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Perry Hall, Maryland
via mobile
great experience specially for the little ones!

drove from Arlington and I was afraid that since being a rainy sunday it would be crowded but it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cancun, Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (1,030 reviews)
“sea life” (154 reviews)
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
Inner Harbor
+1 410-576-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided it would be fun to visit the aquarium since I have never been and I enjoyed it so much. Can't wait to go back.

Thank catlover1107
Reviewed 3 days ago

drove from Arlington and I was afraid that since being a rainy sunday it would be crowded but it was well worth it, I been to aquariums all over and I have to say it met all my expectations, 4D movie, staff very friendly, not...More

1  Thank Ericfontaine
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm a member and I just love this aquarium. You can tell that the animals are well cared for, and the volunteers and staff that you interact with are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. It's also neat to know that behind the scenes there is...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The aquarium was a nice place to visit , but not on a budget. Very expensive for what was to offer. Yes you could spend an entire there for the money if you wish to get your money's worth.

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is truly beautiful but its a gamble whether there are groups of unruly (school?) kids running through... we waited a few times for them to pass through so we could see and enjoy the exhibits. The dolphin show was fun, glad we made...More

Thank cookieintern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ignore the reviews that say it wasn’t worth the money. It was fantastic worth every cent. The shark 4D film was worth the additional $5. The jelly fish were stunning. The rain forest exhibit was beautiful. And the dolphins were spectacular. After BA stranded me...More

Thank marcuscauchi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love aquariums and I really wanted to see what this one was all about. With tax and all it was over $45, which in my opinion was more than I believe it was worth paying to go in...The octopus was not at the aquarium,...More

Thank Janesse N
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Janesse. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am thrilled you had the chance to interact with our jellies and sharks, and meet our rescued sea turtle Calypso. The octopus will be returning to a renovated home soon, so thank you for your patience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first visited the Baltimore aquarium 15 years ago. I remember manatees, seals and dolphins. They must've gotten rid of the manatees and seals to replace them with jellyfish. The dolphins are still there and an awesome exhibit. You can sit and watch them play...More

Thank Lori R
Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lori. I am happy we had the chance to have you back for a visit to the Aquarium and that you enjoyed our Blacktip Reef and Dolphin Discovery habitats. However, I am disappointed to hear your return did not live up to your expectations....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking in the garage across the street is the best ! Get your ticket validated for a discount. Everything we saw at the aquarium was great !! The Coral Reef is exciting !! The variety of colorful fish, rays, and sharks is amazing to watch....More

Thank fastwallyusa
Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is very expensive, it is an amazing aquarium. Beautiful fish, frogs, dolphins, sharks, and more! The kids loved the interactive screens and the ability to pet jellyfish and stingrays. A huge hit was also watching the divers enter the main pool. Would be...More

Thank craig s
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24 July 2017|
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
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Response from WaterBuffalo2 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is to plan on at least 3 hours. There is always a lot to see.