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National Aquarium, Baltimore
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Nice aquarium to visit with kids
Apr 23, 2014 by: Itzjaihere from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
We visited National Aquarium, Baltimore with our 9 year old son. It is not a fancy aquarium, but unique in its own ways and very educational. We spent almost the day there till 4:30 pm. It's really interesting for kids and our son was our personal guide giving information about each species. You watched how the fish were fed. We watched the 4D - Salmon Run, it was quite interesting. On the other side, they have stopped the Dolphin show, I feel like such a huge stadium is wasted. There is no timing when they would interact with Dolphins. So it becomes tough wait indefinitely. If you are a AAA member, buy the ticket in advance. They refused to give the discount at the entrance. We could have saved few $$$. On a whole I recommend this place to visit with your young kids if you are around.
Apr 23, 2014 by: travel_chickLI from New York
The Baltimore Aquarium is absolutely beautiful. They have done an excellent job creating an outdoor habit inside this museum. From the moment you walk in you are surrounded by nature. We went during spring break, however even though the aquarium was crowded they have created a flow to the space that helps keep everyone moving. The dolphin exhibit doesn't have formal shows anymore. We happened to walk in just before the trainers came out to do an educational talk/show with the dolphins. While I understand that the aquarium got rid of the scheduled shows to allow the guests to have more freedom/access to see the dolphins, I think it would be helpful for the aquarium to post or have the staff given general times when things could occur. The staff member we spoke to said that there were feeding about every hour, but it would be nice to know what part of the hour (i.e., :15, :30, :45, :00) so that you would have a better idea if you're going to catch something when you walk in. We also paid for the 4D salmon movie, and that was a fun experience. Overall we had a fun experience!
Under the sea!
Apr 22, 2014 by: ripejoga from Roselle Park, New Jersey
This aquarium was the best looking one yet, and I have been to the Boston one many times. The staff were very nice and helpful. The information on the sea animals were interesting and the fish life was abundant. The dolphin show was exciting and fun! We arrived opening time and left around 1pm feeling like we explored everything in the aquarium plus shows. It's a great place to visit at the inner harbor!
Always fun, but crowded
Apr 22, 2014 by: pirategirlross from Bridgetown, Barbados
The aquarium is a family favorite - full of sharks and fish and birds and more. The dolphin shows have been phased out in favor of more educational demonstrations, a great idea but there was no readily available info on this which frustrated us and most of the patrons I overheard, plus defeats the educational purpose... Anyway, a few good signs explaining would fix that. Of course we went during Spring Break, so it was extra crowded, though the place is set up with a good flow and if you are patient and kind, it is still manageable even with little kids.
Apr 22, 2014 by: BLM10 from New Jersey
I've been to a few aquariums in the US and in Europe and this one is quite good. It's informative and it's focus is about the environment and our impact on the oceans. The exhibits and the layout of the aquarium are great although expensive but worth it. We went over Easter weekend so it was very busy and too many people to comfortably view all the exhibits but still had a good time.
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