on July 16, 2007
We got to Downtown Baltimore at around 12am and the crowds were in full swing, so the next available entry time for the aquarium was at 3pm. We bought the tickets then, expecting it was only going to get worse as time went on, and went on out exploring.After returning from our walk, we jumped on line and awaited the doors to open for our time. The doors open every 15 minutes allowing the crowds not to be as big and making your experience much better. The first thing we saw as we entered was a giant waterfall, which was amazing. Next, we explored around through the main pool that had dozens of sting rays, all varying in size, and one of the biggest turtles I have ever seen. We then continued being shoveled through the aquarium to the different areas, but before doing that, we went upstairs to the Australian Exhibit. There were crocodiles, birds, fish, sting rays, and the entire surrounding area was replicated to look like the outback. It was a really neat setup. After slowly being ascended through the crowds to the upper levels, we finally reached the rain forest section which is unbelievable. Birds are flying around, snakes and fish are everywhere and the air is moist and heavy. The whole aquarium seems to be never ending since there are tons of exhibits in the two large buildings. While you are preparing to go to the aquarium, wear comfortable shoes, you will need them. Otherwise, this place is worth the $21 entry fee and will leave you with a fully satisfied feeling. It is definitely one of the best aquariums I have ever been to.
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