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“Amazing aquarium and exhibits”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #20 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Almost every visit to National Aquarium in Baltimore is spectacular. You think it's always going to be the same but the staff are able to mix it up, launch a new exhibit. There are interactive exhibits that little ones can touch shell fish and coral. As expected at museums food can be pricy and parking is available at surrounding garages. Cost varies by time and day. Almost no street parking.

Thank mcaslan
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"australian exhibit"
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"coral reef"
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"sea world"
in 64 reviews
"black tip reef"
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"all ages"
in 245 reviews
"inner harbor"
in 422 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 78 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 62 reviews
"friday night"
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"great visit"
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"dolphins"
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"jellyfish"
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"rainforest"
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"creatures"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Aquarium!
Definitely worth the visit!
Outside the Aquarium there is SO much to do, while you wait to go in.
Once you go in, you will be amazed at how beautiful it is!
The exhibits are truly amazing-especially the rain forest and shark one!
If you are military, there is a discount!
If you have younger children, I would suggest early morning/ Sundays. It is less crowded then so they can really enjoy it!

Thank jonestm913
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

There are so many other things to do on the harbor. Not worth it. They over charge and do not recommend.

2  Thank Jodi W
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Corinne W, Public Relations Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Jodi. Thank you for your feedback. Although I agree there are many great things to see and do in our Inner Harbor neighborhood, I am disappointed that you did not find your experience with us to be truly valuable. As a nonprofit, your admission goes toward the care of our 20,000 animals and the creation of programs to help meet our mission to inspire conservation - so we thank you for your support! If you are willing to share, I'd like to hear more about your visit and how we could provide a more engaging and exciting opportunity for you in the future. You can connect with me directly at social@aqua.org. I do hope you'll give us another chance to impress you! Thank you.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The National Aquarium was a nice way to spend the day. The dolphin show was great, and my daughter loved the hands on activities. Even with the timed entry, it was still extremely crowded. Overall, we had a nice day.

Thank Emsue33
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to the aquarium for a dozen years. Seemed like not much has changed over the years as it was pretty much just as we remembered it. A good day out with the kids, something different to do with a sprinkling of education mixed in.

Thank Joe C
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