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National Aquarium in Baltimore

501 E Pratt St | Baltimore, MD 21202 | Official website
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  • Type: Zoos and Aquariums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.8)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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One of the most well-known attractions in Baltimore, the National Aquarium is made up of more than 16,000 animals representing more than 660 species. The aquarium revolves around a bottom-level, open pool, which is filled with stingrays and fish. Continue upstairs and you'll discover a wide variety of marine animals, before you encounter the humidity of the rainforest replica at the top of the building. Visitors can return to the first floor down a spiraling path, which is enclosed by a giant shark tank.

The newest addition is the "Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance" exhibit, which unravels how jellyfish have altered the balance of Earth's aquatic ecosystems over time. But it doesn't outshine the aquarium's ever-popular daily Atlantic bottlenose dolphin shows.

Visiting all that the National Aquarium has to offer is expensive; however recent revelers rave about the aquarium's friendly-oriented setting. One TripAdvisor user says, "This is just a really pleasant way to spend time with the kids and see some beautiful fish."

The aquarium is conveniently located on the Inner Harbor. Adult admission costs $24.95; admission for children costs $19.95. The museum visiting hours vary. Consult the National Aquarium's official website for current hours and exhibit openings.

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