The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.
In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one "National Aquarium." The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats.
Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums' walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium venues continue to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and as a unique draw in downtown Washington, DC. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.
Recently visited this gem and really enjoyed it. This aquarium is huge, the exhibits are wonderful and engaging for all ages. When you walk in they snap a photo of you and when you leave, you have the option of buying the photo(s). In my opinion, the bundle for all the photos is a deal. Our toddler was here with us and it was a very safe place for him to roam about. Although we came here on a Wednesday morning, it was very busy, I would suggest coming as early as you can to fully enjoy. Please note, no strollers are allowed, yet there is a stroller check in at the entrance. All of the staff were so friendly. We were pleasantly surprised and will be visiting again sometime soon.
Visited this aquarium a couple years ago and have dreamed of returning since! Very large facility with plenty to do and see. The place is clean and animals are well cared for!! Staff is great and informative! Photo ops at a few areas. Really had fun at the short 3D show! Nice gift shop. A must visit in Baltimore!!!
Absolutely loved the aquarium, it was just beautiful and had many levels to check out. Jelly fish exhibit was awesome I loved It!Would recommend to get tickets for 5pm which are half the price of 39.95, you can do that on the site. Just be sure to do it before it gets sold out. I would imagine it would be more crowded then. Which could be a downside.
Large, filled with exhibits, easy to maneuver despite several school groups. The staff were amazingly helpful, friendly, and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was a good one. Tickets were pricey, but considering the time we spent there, everything we were able to see and experience, it was well worth it.
What's not to love! Everyone knows about the Baltimore Aquarium! It is a great Aquarium. Been to a few over the years and it is probably the best, just a touch better than the Shedd in Chi-town. Great place for the kids. Opportunity to see dolphin shows, wildlife education, touch the rays, horseshoe crabs, and jellyfish! The rainforest and Australia exhibits are really cool. Give yourself a solid 3 hours or so the walk through and really check it out.