This aquarium is perhaps the greatest attraction in Baltimore's celebrated Inner Harbor. The exhibits start small with ... More
National Aquarium in Baltimore
This aquarium is perhaps the greatest attraction in Baltimore's celebrated Inner Harbor. The exhibits start small with samples of marine life from local waters, but visitors soon find themselves eye-to-eye with sharks, rays and other very large creatures. A simulated rainforest ecosystem and regularly scheduled dolphin shows round out the attractions.
It was wonderful. I can't wait to take my daughter there some day. Everyone was so knowledgeable too. All ages would love this spot. The seahorses were delightful! And my daughter would love the hunt for things from Nemo.
The Baltimre National Aquarium was horrible. The exhibits were dirty and dreadfull for the animals their. The place was dark and unpleasent. Some of the tanks were especially torn up and gross, how do the animals like that? And lastly, the Australia exhibit in my opinion didn�t have anything to do with the thought of an aquarium. Also, the space was poorly laid out, their could have been more tanks.
The visit was worth the price. M.A.R.P (Marine Animal Rescue Program ) is doing wonderful things with the rescued animals. The turtle in the ray tank is proof of that. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I would recommend it to others.
I enjoyed my trips to Baltimore, viewing the sites on the Harbour, eating at the nice restaurants, attending family day at Dru Hill Park back in 2003, visiting the Blacks and Wax museum(very interesting), going on a school trip with my daughter to the Aquarium. I plan on visiting again soon, it's a nice place to go for the weekend.
Two thumbs up!!!
My wife and I enjoyed this so much. You should try to get there by 8:30 AM to make the 9:00 AM opening, the place gets crowded very quickly. The Exhibits and Aquarium staff are excellent. The gift shop prices are very reasonable. Try not rush, take your time and read the information next to the exhibits. The admision fee is expensive but you can see right upon entering where the money goes. It is obvious these animals and their man-made surroundings are well taken care of.
I traveled from Rochester, New York and had heard this to be one of the greatest attractions. In my mind I figured it was probably over rated, HOWEVER, at 40 years old I found this to be one of the many WONDERS of the world. Yah, the cost is pricey, and Yah, it is crowded, but I spent 2 and a half hours there and have many, many wonderful pictures to show for it! This is a MUST do thing on anyone's list. save your money if you have a family, it'll be the best investment you make!
This was the first aquarium I had ever been to, and I loved it (mostly). You can't argue the price, especially since you can just wander freely throughout the aquarium. If you want to spend three hours staring at the sharks, you can. The displays are very informative and seeing all these creatures that one may not normally see is fascinating. Be sure to catch feeding time for the stingrays and to spend some time birdwatching in the rain forest.
My only complaint is that it can be difficult to get close to some of the "cooler" displays...especially if you're polite and not willing to push or crowd. Try to go when there aren't a million people there. And avoid it if there are a lot of school groups visiting that day.
It was such a fun experience. There are many opportunities available to learn about the various animals, such as watching them be fed at certain times, or viewing a quick video. There's an enclosed "rainforest" that has colorful birds flying around and is humid like a real rainforest.
The staff (which is made up of mostly volunteers) really care that you enjoy the experience and they are very helpful. It was definitely worth the time and money. Expect to spend a considerable time in the aquarium, as there are so many things to do. The dolphin show is not what I expected, however, after reading other reviews. It must have been changed, because it now focuses on dolphin play. It's still fun, but I'd recommend watching it from below the normal area. There are windows under the water that show the dolphins and their trainers under the water. It is truly amazing.
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