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National Aquarium, Baltimore
Based on 1868 traveler reviews
Wonderful and huge
Mar 06, 2014 by: gypsumm from eastcoast
Another reason to visit Balto. I've never gone to another aquarium, so I can't compare, but this is one fabulous place. Different bio systems on display, down to sounds, temperature; it's as if you're in one of them. Following trails is easy, and very room you end up in is well worth the visit. Go, go, go
Better than SeaWorld!
Mar 06, 2014 by: John Y from Santa Fe, New Mexico
This is by far the best aquarium I've ever been to. Multiple levels (escalators passing by aquarium tanks with exotic fish - great idea!), a huge variety of aquatic life. You could absolutely spend hours there, especially with children. When we went, there was a huge jellyfish exhibit... Mesmerizing. I don't use that word often, but I could have watched the various jellyfish swim around for an hour. The aquarium also has a "4D" movie theater, where you have the typical 3D movie plus stimulants for your other senses - mist, bubbles, scents, and I think the seats move sometimes too. I would just like to finish by saying my wife and I went there on a date, no kids, and had an amazing time.
Fascination for all ages!
Mar 05, 2014 by: cleanma from
We were able to take advantage of the Fridays after Five discount and were so glad we did! There is so much to see here and it is all so fascinating.
Mar 05, 2014 by: Janae T from Baltimore, Maryland
This aquarium is very large, and is probably more modern than most. However, the animals don't seem very happy, and once you reach the jungle part, it smells so badly of animal droppings. Children should enjoy, but adults will want to save the animals.
Mar 04, 2014 by: CoastGuardSteve from Pasadena, Maryland
If you're going to go to an aquarium, skip DC and go to Baltimore. The price is high but you really get what you pay for. Don't rush through it, we spent almost 5 hours there letting the kids see everything and allowing them time to enjoy it. Its always crowded so don't go at peak times. Expect attraction food prices ($3.00 for water etc..)
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