This is an internationally known aquarium. It has now been merged with the sister museum of the same name that was in Washington. The mission of this non- profit organization is to conserve aquatic animals and provide them with a safe habitat.
The aquarium boasts of a number of a number of different types of exhibits such as-
- Pier 3 Pavilion: This is a 5 level building that can be reached by escalators. Each floor has a particular theme and among these the most attractive are the Atlantic Ocean reef and the open ocean.
- Blacktip Reef: This place has a theme of an Indo Pacific reef with some very large marine species. Among these the most popular are a calypso and a green sea turtle.
- Maryland: This place is the home to native Maryland species. These include painted turtle, wood turtle, American bullfrog, Rosyside dace, feather blenny, etc.
- Surviving through adaptations: This part consist animals which possess abilities that they have adapted for survival. These animals are electric eel, chambered nautilus and Giant Pacific octopus.
- Upland Tropical Rain Forest: This part features animals such as golden lion tamarin, scarlet ibis, sunbittern, white tailed trogon, blue crowned motmot, blue gray tanager, blue poison dart frog, sloth.
- Shark Alley: This area includes different types of sharks such as sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks, sawfish, etc.
- Dolphin Discovery: This place has a complete open air pavilion with a pool. Here you will find 8 bottle nosed dolphins and you can feed and play with them also.
- Jellies’ Invasion: This part features the 9 types of jelly fishes.
- Animal Planet Australia: This area of the zoo features various beautiful native Australian tropical rainforest animals.
The aquarium has been awarded as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world and also as the best aquarium in the US.
- Ticket prices and hours are subject to change under certain circumstances. It is good if you check the details immediately prior to your visit.
- Do not miss the lovely dolphin and other animal shows that are organized here.
- USD 21.95 (3-11 years).
- USD 29.95 (above 65 years).
- Free for infants under 3 years.
- USD 5 for 4D immersion film.
- Bus numbers 007, 010, 011, 030 and 031 till Park Street and Market Place.
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Brio Tuscan Grille
- Five Guys Burgers and fries
- Dick’s Last Resort
- Phillips Seafood
- Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar
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95% of people who visit Baltimore include National Aquarium in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
64.46% of people start their National Aquarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Aquarium
83.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Aquarium
I can honestly say I've made some of the best memories of my life in this aquarium. Reminder for whoever may be reading this, experience is all about the people you are with. That's what really makes any outing great. So if you're coming here bring along someone you love. It makes everything 10 times prettier. Love this place :)
We had a good time at the aquarium. We went with our 6 and 9 year old boys. They were definitely excited. We were there from 10 to 330. Was fairly busy including school groups (were there on a Monday). I couldn't imagine what it might be like during the weekend! The place had a good amount of variety, although obviously most were fish/marine life. The dolphin show was good, although short. Hands on area was small, but nice. Touching the jelly fish was different and very cool! The people, probably a lot of which are volunteers, were quiet nice. Would have enjoyed more talks/educational moments. The price is definitely expensive at $130 for a family of 4. Even better was the $3 to check coats... really after paying $130 to get in. Would have enjoyed a kid scavenger hunt, checklist or something to continue to engage younger children.
Wonderful visit with our son, grandsons and their friends. Wonderful well maintained exhibits. Plenty of interactive exhibits to keep the kids attention. Highly recommended. Plenty of places nearby for lunch or dinner after your visit. We decided to try the Hard Rock and were not disappointed. Both the food and service swaps exceptional. Recommended.
This was such an amazing use of my time whilst up north. Give or take and hour from the heart of D.C. this place is well worth a tourists detour. I couldn't believe my eyes at times. So many beautiful creatures all greatly taken care of. It was such a great learning experience.super super fun. Amazing enclosures and insane variety of animals.
Always love the Aquarium. It is one of my favorite places, and to go at night was especially neat. Very quiet, and almost intimate depending the exhibit and time, but you really get to enjoy everything and see it at your pace with no rush or hurry at all. Infact my daughter and I had more shared interaction with total strangers than had we gone during the day. 👍👍👍 We found The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. And the octopus 🐙 was very active!