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National Aquarium in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

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Address: 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA Number: 410 576 3800 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Are you ready to enjoy an underwater adventure that will amaze, surprise and educate? Welcome to the National Aquarium in Baltimore!

This popular aquarium in New England is home to nearly 20,000 specimens, that represent more than 660 species of animals. That's nearly a whole other world waiting to be explored!

Kids can come face to face with some of their favorites, and see the world of the oceans from below the surface, really giving you the feeling that you are underwater with the many sharks, jellies and fish. 

There are a hose of exhibits within the aquarium that showcase amazing creatures, and offer information on everything you see, so that you can learn as you go. 

You can explore the bright and beautiful coral reefs which are just overflowing with life. These are some of the most incredible nature wonders of the world!

Kids can learn why Australia's ecosystem is so special, with an exhibit that depicts a typical northern Australia river gorge, giving kids a truly immersive experience as they walk through the bottom. 

The breathtaking and award-winning Blacktip Reef is located in the heart of the aquarium, replicating Indo-Pacific reefs and is active with life. 

Families can catch a glimpse into the daily life of a dolphin with the Dolphin Discovery, and chat with the marine experts about what it's life to care for and build relationships with these amazing creatures. 

There are exhibits on the beautifully colorful and graceful jellyfish, as well as 225,000 gallons of water filled with sharks from all across the globe, including the peaceful Nurse Shark. It's a great way for kids to realize that sharks aren't what they seem in the movies!

There are exhibits showcasing the life teeming within the rainforests, as well as what's beneath the surface of the Amazon River.

Keep an eye out on the activities that the National Aquarium of Baltimore host too, including Half-Price Friday Nights, and talks from experts within conservation.

It's an adventure below the water's surface, giving you a fascinating look into the lives of some of the most special aquatic creatures in the world!

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How much does it cost?






$24.95 (Ages 3-11)



Half-Price Friday Nights!


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

Tickets can be purchased online or from the box office on the day of your visit.

Any top tips?


For the best experience consider visiting on weekdays or before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Also check the times of any shows as soon as you arrive, so you can plan your day around them!

I'm Hungry!


Food and beverages obtained outside the Aquarium are not allowed inside Aquarium buildings; however, there are picnic tables and benches outside the Aquarium if you choose to bring your own food.

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They LOVE having students visit! They have homeschool programs as well as field trip programs. Maryland teachers must complete the teacher orientation workshop (available online) which show you the exhibits and help you prepare for your day out.

Can I get one of those?


There of course is a gift shop if you want to take some souvenirs home with you at the end of your amazing experience!

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Baby Facilities

All bathrooms have changing tables, and there is a family restroom on the ground floor of Blue Wonders: Reefs to Rain Forests near stroller check. Because of the escalators and moving walkways at the Aquarium, strollers cannot be used inside. Also a private space is available for all guests who need a quiet moment away from the crowds. This room offers privacy screens to nurse or care for your child, a wash area, a microwave to prepare a baby's meal, and an activity corner where older children can sit and play. Located on Level 1 of Blue Wonders behind the bubble tubes.

When can we go?

Hours typically 9am to 5pm-8pm but these vary on the season so check online

Open year round

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