National Aquarium

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  • Address: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4105763800
  • Ticket Price: 35 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Aquarium, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

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.

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  • National Aquarium Address: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
  • National Aquarium Contact Number: +1-4105763800
  • National Aquarium Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • National Aquarium Price: 35 USD
  • Best time to visit National Aquarium(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Aquarium: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Baltimore include National Aquarium in their plan

  • 64.46% of people start their National Aquarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Aquarium

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

83.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Aquarium

People normally club together Historic Ships In Baltimore and American Visionary Art Museum while planning their visit to National Aquarium.

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  • A jewel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The unique layout allows you to easily get through all the exhibits efficiently. The displays are creative and at times amazing (the underwater view of the reef tank is fantastic). For families with really energetic kids it is also a short walk away from a nice musical playground!

  • A great experience. Lots to look at and plenty of fun to be had for the family. I would encourage you to try and time it where you can see the dolphin show, because the talks they do are just talks. You can often see the trainers playing with them in the back pools but its hard to see from the seats.

  • The US Capitol of Washington DC extends into Virginia and Maryland including the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The National Aquarium hosts huge tanks containing all manner of large sea life. The main tower has a very large tank spanning multiple floors as well as many smaller tanks with small exhibits, it also features an entire enclosure with Rain Forest plants, animals and sea life as well as a similar enclosure which simulates Australia. Of all the visitor attractions in Baltimore, this should be at the top of your list for places to visit! I give it my strongest recommendation. -Chris

  • Stellar experience overall. Unfortunately did not get to see the famous one armed turtle , calypso, however the other attractions were fascinating and entertaining. The aquarium is fairly large and there are limited benches along the walk so comfortable shoes are a must. The stunning variety of fish, plants, and animals makes the entire experience enjoyable, and the continued theme of wildlife preservation is a nice touch throughout. 10/10 would go again!

  • We've been there a couple times now. Very nice aquarium! We really enjoyed the visits there! Fantastic displays, the shark area is very cool! It's a large facility! Easily spend the day there! Watched the dolphin show which was good. The food court is good. Their gift shop is pretty big too.

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