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Trip Advisor Fun Time With The Kids
Jul 29, 2014 by: bemison from Lee's Summit, Missouri
My kids love aquariums. They do a tremendous amount with this aquarium given its relatively limited footprint and extensive exhibits. However, that does mean that the facility is typically crowded and you are forced to maneuver through many, many vertical levels of exhibits. This also results in the aquarium's "no stroller" policy which is likely an issue for many with small children (as it was for us). There are some very good (and very large) exhibits featuring reef fish, including sharks, turtles, and thousands of species of fish. There are also a number of smaller exhibits featuring just a few species in much smaller exhibit aquariums.

Trip Advisor Very Disappointed
Jul 29, 2014 by: Gary C from Minneapolis, Minnesota
This aquarium was so beautiful and clean back 10+ years ago when we had season passes. I was very disappointed with my recent visit to a place my children and I loved attending before. It didn't feel like anyone took pride in the appearance of the tanks or facility. There was even a fish that had a huge camen bite on it still in the tank with the camen that bit it. Not worth the amount of money we spent to get in.

Trip Advisor Overpriced
Jul 28, 2014 by: LaLa6299 from Alexandria, VA
Lots of fish and other sea creatures with a few creative exhibits. They have a huge dolphin area but offered no scheduled viewings or trainings/interactions so you have to wait around and see if something happens. Other viewing areas were stuffy and hot with little to no air flowing. If you want to get up close to many of the exhibits you have to be VERY patient. The gift shop is horribly expensive and the admission is terribly overpriced for what this attraction offers. There are no student rates. This left me with the impression that they just want your money.

Trip Advisor Wonderful aquarium!
Jul 27, 2014 by: JulieCandfamily2014 from Boise, Idaho
We thought the aquarium was wonderful. There are many levels. You can watch them train the dolphins.

Trip Advisor Wow!
Jul 27, 2014 by: GeorgiaPeach26 from Georgia
I visited this aquarium about 10 years ago and loved it. I was very glad to see that they have added several new exhibits and it is even better. Out of all of the aquariums that I have visited, the National Aquarium is bar far #1!!

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