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National Aquarium
aka the "Baltimore Aquarium"

"Schools of brightly colored reef fish swim by. Dolphins breach the air in a majestic arch. Sharks glide silently through the shadows." This quote stirs the imagination of young and old alike. Investigate all that the Baltimore Aquarium has to offer.

National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
410-576-3800

What would you like to see?
Go Fish - Baltimore Aquarium

The National Aquarium, formerly known as the National Aquarium in Baltimore, is perhaps the greatest attraction in Baltimore's celebrated Inner Harbor. This unique venue shows that Baltimore City really knows how to present fish - in ways other than filleted, broiled or steamed.

View of the Baltimore Aquarium as seen from a ride on the Water Taxi
View of the Baltimore Aquarium as seen from a ride on the Water Taxi.

Baltimore's National Aquarium provides a fun and educational visit for all! Anchored on the north shore of the Inner Harbor, this fish aficionado's delight is located within the triangular glass building that remains a familiar sight along the Baltimore waterfont. Each of the four levels of the museum showcases marine mammals, amphibians, birds and fish.

The aquarium features dolphin performances, over 10,000 sea creatures, a rain forest environment with exotic birds, dart frogs, live piranhas and a running stream, a petting area, a coral reef exhibit, and much more. The Shark pool offers visitors a close view of the sharks as they swim about. A genuine treat for the entire family!

The exhibits start small with samples of marine life from local waters, but visitors soon find themselves eye-to-eye with sharks, rays, and other very large creatures. A simulated rainforest ecosystem, and regularly scheduled dolphin shows round out the attractions. Admission is high (opinion here), and the wait can be long, but both are well worth it.

Disabled access is available.

Baltimore Aquarium
The Baltimore Aquarium as seen from the south promenade of the Inner Harbor.

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, located in Baltimore, as seen from the Columbus Center Building.

Admission: $$$

Hours and pricing vary. Call the National Aquarium
at 410-576-3800 or visit the National Aquarium
Web Site at http://www.aqua.org for more information.

You can buy an art print of
"Something Fishy at the Baltimore Aquarium"
by local photographer, Bill Swartwout.
Click the image to the right.

Baltimore Aquarium Photography Print


May 30, 2016

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