Not Worth It

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Le Petite Fille Brune on July 4, 2008

My husband and I went to the Aquarium after moving to Baltimore. We were both really excited to go as we both really love animals and marine life.

When we got there we realized that you can only come in at certain times. So we waited around and finally got in. Afterwhich we proceeded through the exhibits which were really dissappointing.

I think the best thing we saw there was the aviary. It really felt like you were in the rainforest and the birds were great. The other thing that I enjoyed was walking through the shark exhibit. Which is just a series of ramps that walks you through different levels of tanks, it was worth the walk, just cause it was less packed than the rest of the place.

The crowds were ridiculous and everything is packed in really tight, so you don't really get to linger and enjoy things because they are trying to squeeze and pass so many people through.

The aquarium needs a major renovation. As someone stated, the bathrooms are not clearly marked. And the place is old and smells. The carpet needs to be replaced and it's very dark, and not dark in a "this is the setting" way, just dark as in poorly lit.

It is definately not worth 21.95 and an additional fee for the dolphin show, which we didn't hang around to see.
National Aquarium Baltimore
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
(410) 576-3800

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