Trip Planner:   USA  /  Maryland  /  Baltimore  /  National Aquarium

National Aquarium, Baltimore

4.2
#1 of 213 in Parks in Maryland
Constructed during a 1980s period of urban renewal, National Aquarium shelters more than 17,000 marine animals, representing 750 different species. Dedicated to inspiring conservation of the world's diminishing aquatic treasures and disseminating information about the pressing issues facing endangered habitats around the globe, the aquarium offers educational programs suitable for visitors of all ages. You can learn about the dangers threatening the planet's rain forests and coral reefs, or visit the marine mammal pavilion to observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, most of which were born in captivity. Save a little time for the sea cliffs exhibit, housing several species of seabirds. Using our world travel planner, Baltimore attractions like National Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including National Aquarium
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
National Aquarium Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
6,664 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The National Aquarium was Good, not really Great. The Dolphin show was underwhelming. The Place is very crowded making it difficult to see many of the exhibits. It does have it's moments, but, the Aqu...  more »
  • We have been to a lot of aquariums around New England and also in Florida. This was our first visit to the one here in Baltimore and it didn't disappoint. I was hesitant on the price of the tickets bu...  more »
Google
  • Great place for everyone, adult or kid. Visiting this place few times a year. The exhibits are very informative and fun to watch and learn. Hands on section allow you directly touch jelly fish, sea stars & horseshoe crab, etc is really fun. Double check the parking options nearby, the aquarium discount-offered parking garage might not be the best offer.
  • I loved it! I enjoyed the new addition where you can touch the moon jellyfish. We went right as they opened and it was the perfect time to be there it wasn’t very crowded you could enjoy each exhibit. Would love to come back in the near future!!

Plan your trip to Baltimore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Baltimore

View all >
2.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Baltimore

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Baltimore

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in Baltimore

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Baltimore

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Baltimore

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h