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National Aquarium, Baltimore
Based on 2618 traveler reviews
A must see!
Jan 25, 2015 by: hannah w from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Love this place! Been twice in one year. The staff is not the best, lots of confusion, but the animals and the venue...amazing. love how you can sit and watch the dolphins for as long as you want. The 3 story veiwing is amazing for the aquarium. Great location for food and hanging out ad well.
Great aquarium, worth paying extra for a tour to avoid crowds
Jan 23, 2015 by: 92JeanR from Chester, NJ
The aquarium is beautiful. We paid extra for a behind the scenes tour which starts before the aquarium opens. While expensive, it is well worth it. Allen was our guide and he was terrific! We learned a lot and everyone enjoyed the special activities like fish feeding. Afterwards there is plenty of time to hang out in the dolphin area (which is the one area not covered by the tour).
Fun morning at the Aquarium
Jan 23, 2015 by: tdsisum from Exton, Pennsylvania
We got there when they opened and felt like we had the place to ourselves. Lending a backpack for the little one (for free) was a nice touch.
Jebus, this place gets crowded.
Jan 22, 2015 by: Jmuskratt from New Orleans, Louisiana
The good: Sharks, jellyfish, and dolphins. The black tip shark/reef was fantastic, and there is no shortage of vantage points. The shark tank was also well designed with lots of places to just chill and watch the variety of sharks swim by. The bad: In order to fit a lot into the building, the corridors and smaller exhibits can get pretty close. Add to that a LOT of people, and it can start to get very claustrophobic, and I'm not one to have that problem. I went on MLK weekend 2015, and the place was a zoo (so to speak). Mid-week would probably have been better, I can only imagine summer would be a nightmare. They do have staggered entrance times on the tickets, however, so that may help. They didn't quite need them, apparently, on my visit. Also, after paying $35/person to get in, perhaps the donation stations inside were a bit too much?
A Must See
Jan 21, 2015 by: Shannon K from Lewiston, Idaho
The aquarium has an excellent variety of animals to observe and learn about as well as several different types of ways to view and learn about them. The walk winds you around through several levels each with their own niche. Fun for all ages - and truly something to spark your imagination and interest.
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