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National Aquarium

National Aquarium

Aquarium and Zoo · Inner Harbor
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.


Based on 1,147 votes

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    Richard R.
    "Shark tanks are awesome and jelly fish tanks will amaze you."(11 Tips)
    Pam L.
    "Very nice people here, make sure to check out the jelly fish."(7 Tips)
    Ashley B.
    "The jellyfish exhibit is fantastic and I loved the dolphin show!"(5 Tips)
    Emilee R.
    "holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS!"(6 Tips)
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  • Warren J.

    Sharks, other fish employees very knowledgeable

    Warren Jeffries · January 6
  • Bahare M.

    Love It :-)

    Bahare Mahdavi · January 5
  • Sirius Q.

    I used to come here as a kid. Admission is expensive, but we always had a good time. Finally saw the new Australia exhibit and was not very impressed. The regular part of the aquarium is awesome, tho

    Sirius Q · December 31, 2015
  • Yadviga S.

    The photo is there cost terrible expensive and when I get home I see that their photo-printer is bad. All photo with light lines :-( Terrible.

    Yadviga Solnce Boychenko · December 29, 2015
  • Angie C.

    Wish prices were cheaper I would go more often

    Angie Campbell · December 25, 2015
  • Trae F.

    Amazing and awe inspiring.

    Trae F · November 28, 2015
  • Daniel L.

    jellyfish exhibit!

    Daniel Lopez DiMarco · November 18, 2015
  • Sherry S.


    Sherry Sweitzer/Ramirez · November 11, 2015
  • Santi C.

    The line to get in is incredibly long! buy the tickets online and collect them at will kiosk! You'll save a lot of time.

    Santi Caamaño · October 22, 2015
  • Marsha W.

    Touch the jellyfish when they are tense and relaxed.

    Marsha White · October 10, 2015
  • Iulia O.

    Great place to visit on a rainy day, when is not that busy. This aquarium is exactly the same with the one in Barcelona, excepting the dolphin encounter, which you really have to see.

    Iulia Oprea · October 2, 2015
  • Doris T.

    The petting area is fascinating.

    Doris Truong · September 18, 2015
  • Christopher P.

    Great exhibits. No strollers permitted, but they provide infant tote backpacks.

    Christopher Powis · September 12, 2015
  • Bmore T.

    Start early and head straight for the black tip reef window - sit by yourselves and be entranced

    Bmore Twist · September 11, 2015
  • Jade F.

    The coral reef exhibit is breath-taking and you might see the large fish having a race.

    Jade Felton · September 6, 2015
  • Tyler M.

    The jellyfish are awesome!

    Tyler Mattingly · August 31, 2015
  • Vanessa R.

    Best aquarium! So big and fun!

    Vanessa Roma · August 11, 2015
  • Parth A.

    Touch the exhibits is awesome. You get to touch jellyfish, stingray, starfish and more all bare hand.

    Parth Agarwal · August 3, 2015
  • John

    One of the best museums I've ever been to in my entire life. And I've been to a lot.

    John · July 30, 2015
  • Dayan J.

    The jelly fish section is amazing

    Dayan Jimenez · July 29, 2015
  • Gloria J.

    This is a great aquarium to check out, located in the heart of the Inner Harbor.

    Gloria James · July 28, 2015
  • GT W.

    Three legged sea turtle?! Okay!!

    GT Whyte · July 11, 2015
  • Morgan B.

    The sea turtle, Calypso, is beautiful!

    Morgan Bradford · June 22, 2015
  • Vannie G.

    They have the new jelly fish, horseshoe crab exhibit. They allow you to pet them!

    Vannie Gorospe · May 31, 2015
  • Trever L.

    Great place to spend a day!

    Trever Loynd · April 14, 2015
  • Pauline V.

    Look out for the Stingray with the Cheetah-Print!

    Pauline Vogt · March 27, 2015
  • Gene T.

    Early morning arrival on weekends! Fun, fun, fun

    Gene Taylor · March 2, 2015
  • Mike T.

    Fishes! Sharks! Dolphins! Its a little pricey but its worth it. One of the best aquariums I've been to. Better than The Boston Aquarium even!

    Mike T. · February 28, 2015
  • Ismael B.

    Jellyfish are awesome!!! Great place to visit and stay all day!!!

    Ismael Burone · February 9, 2015
  • Richard R.

    Expensive but worth it. Shark tanks are awesome and jelly fish tanks will amaze you. Great place for kids of all ages.

    Richard Revilla · January 24, 2015
  • Joseph G.

    Nice way to spend the day in bmore! Although I do like the Camden aquarium a little more.

    Joseph G · January 18, 2015
  • Alexis D.

    If you have a family of 4 it makes sense to just purchase a membership as it can be covered just by visiting the aquarium 2.5x! Sure you can catch a special deal but it's not worth the huge crowds

    Alexis Davis · January 14, 2015
  • Adam W.

    Love this place

    Adam Walker · January 7, 2015
  • Rich H.

    Check out the "Fridays After Five" promo in the winter months. Discounted ticket rate and less crowded = win win.

    Rich Hauck · November 1, 2014
  • SidJacks

    Its alright. Too expensive for the value

    SidJacks · October 12, 2014
  • Mike B.

    Check out the penguins

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
  • Kate B.

    Amazing aquarium!! Would definitely come back for the dolphins alone!!

    Kate Biernat · September 19, 2014
  • Rachel L.

    Go on a Friday after 5. It's cheaper. Also make sure to catch a dolphin show.

    Rachel L · September 15, 2014
  • Rachel L.

    prices take a dive friday after 5

    Rachel L · September 10, 2014
  • Robbie K.

    Fun, fun, fun.

    Robbie Keck · September 3, 2014
  • Emiliy M.

    The best museum/aquarium cafe I've ever been to.

    Emiliy Marino · September 1, 2014
  • Alaa S.

    One of, if not the, best aquarium I've ever been too. Loved the jellyfish exhibit. Try to go early in the morning on a weekday to avoid the crowds

    Alaa Shaker · August 27, 2014
  • Elizabeth R.

    They don't do dolphin shows anymore (yay happy dolphins!) so the stadium is a great place to relax during your trip. Just sit and watch the dolphins play with soccer balls

    Elizabeth Rice · August 23, 2014
  • Christopher C.

    One of the best aquariums I've been to.

    Christopher Cavalieri · August 15, 2014
  • JT

    Lovely Aquarium; recently spent a day here with my fiancé. So many beautiful fish to admire; include sharks. Especially enjoyed the dolphin shows. Check at the entrance for when the displays are on

    JT · August 10, 2014
  • Theresa T 💞

    My fiancée and I had a fantastic time here. Lots to see. Great gift shop. Will be back

    Theresa T 💞 · August 10, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    The location was so fun right in the Bay Area with lots to see and do around it

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Alice

    From now until September 12, admission is only $18.12 every Friday after 5pm.

    Alice · August 9, 2014
  • Mooney M.

    Great aquarium with $35 admission fee (plus parking) and throngs of people wandering aimlessly.

    Mooney Mj · August 9, 2014
  • Carolina R.

    Great place for children and adults. Strollers must be checked in and they give carriers for the babies at no charge

    Carolina Revilla · August 3, 2014

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