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National Aquarium, Baltimore
Based on 1738 traveler reviews
Dec 08, 2013 by: Galandr6 from
Decent time with my out of town girlfriend in august. although i am in no hurry to go back...nothing top "exciting"...much more expensive then it should be to walk through and see a bunch of fish in my opinion.
New displays, new look
Dec 07, 2013 by: Ned_9 from Aspen, CO
I hadn't been for two years, and since then apparently the aquarium in D.C. has been folded into this one. Many new exhibits, and I could have watched the sharks and rays for hours. Only minus is that there are groups of school kids passing through, but this is only to be expected. Didn't get to the new Australian section, but wish I had. The building is laid out so that traffic keeps moving in one direction, which is a good feature; it also helps from getting separated if one person dawdles.
Dec 05, 2013 by: KCG516 from Seaford, NY
Great displays. A bit cumbersome for wheelchairs. Actually very. And EXPENSIVE!!!! Be sure to spend the whole day there.
Impressive - go after 5pm and the price drops
Dec 05, 2013 by: Smileycat16 from Carshalton, United Kingdom
I was really impressed by the aquarium and the way it is laid out; it is very modern and has some great exhibits (if that is the right name for the fish!). It is quite pricey normally- $35 or so per adult - but it stays open until 8pm on Friday night (actually last entry is 8pm and it doesn't close for another 45 mins after that) and after 5pm, the price drops to $12. That's a great bargain and when we went on the Friday evening it was pretty quiet so I'm really glad we did. We paid $5 extra each for the 3D movie but it was quite disappointing - a film about salmon swimming up the river, that turned out to be part of a David Attenborough documentary I had seen on TV, admittedly not in 3D but salmon swimming aren't really that exciting. Overall though a great place to visit.
Dec 04, 2013 by: Christine E from Baltimore, Maryland
We recently went to the National Aquarium, and had a wonderful time! We spent about 40 minutes at the reef exhibit, mainly due to our new friend. There was one damsel fish that was enthralled with my son and his friend. The fish would follow their hands and fingers, would come closer to the glass if they did, would swim up and down and I swear was just as excited as the kids were. The Aquarium staff came over and spent some time talking to us and watching the behavior, the kids AND the fish. They were very informative and gave us a small chat about the fish, reef, etc. The staff continued to watch for a bit and they were fascinated by the interaction of the fish and the kids. Seems everyone learns something new at the Aquarium! Love it and we all cant wait to come back.
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