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Visit the National Aquarium!

Baltimore, it’s summer-summer-summertime! Tell the kids to put the iPads and video games away. It’s time to get out and explore what your city has to offer. It’s time to witness the marvels of your very own National Aquarium! Read below to get a glimpse of what this aquarium has to offer for both kids and adults!

Exhibits, Exhibits, Exhibits!

Atlantic Coral Reef – witness more than 500 exotic fish like the Spotfin Porcupinefish and the Bonnethead Shark!

Australia: Wild Extremes – view 120 Australian species like the Freshwater Crocodile, Black-Headed Python and Irwin’s Snapping Turtle!

Dolphin Discovery ­– guests can get up close and personal with 8 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and learn how they connect and play with each other.

Tropical Rainforest­ – A collection of tropical birds and animals like the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot all call this exhibit home.

You Can Adopt an Animal!

You can choose your favorite animal at the aquarium and adopt it through an adoption package ranging from $40 to $500. Your donation ensures the animal receives the very best care and treatment. Remember, however, that your animal must stay in its safe and protected home at the aquarium.

You Can Make A Difference!

You already love the Chesapeake Bay, so it should come as no surprise that those behind the National Aquarium do too! You can join in on their conservation efforts to clean up the Bay and restore natural habitats for the wildlife. If you’d like to participate, contact or call 410-576-1014.

Hours and Tickets

The aquarium is open Monday – Thursday from 9am to 5pm, Friday – Saturday from 9am to 8pm and on Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Tickets range $25 to $40.

And for those traveling out of town to experience these aquatic wonders, you don’t have to look any further for a hotel near the National Aquarium. The Holiday Inn Express Baltimore At The Stadiums is just miles from the aquarium, and our free hotel shuttle can even take you to and from.

Fill your bellies with our free hot breakfast then head to the aquarium to fill your brains and hearts.

Book your trip today!


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