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National Aquarium Baltimore

Got Fish? The National Aquarium Baltimore has tons of fish and we were lucky enough to go last week since the kids were off from school. The kids love to go to the aquarium and we always have a great time when we go.

The kids were really excited to get in the aquarium and right up the escalator is the first exhibit, an open tank which is filled with rays, fish and turtles. The kids loved looking at the rays and at the time when we arrived there were scuba divers in the tank feeding the rays and fish which the kids thought was really cool. We hung out at this exhibit for a little while before taking the escalator to the next level which in my opinion is where Shae was the most excited. On this level is where they have salt water exhibits and they were filled with fish like the ones from the Disney movie, Finding Nemo. I am sure you can figure out what fish Shae was excited to see, Nemo (clown fish). After dragging her away from the clown fish we headed over to the amphitheater to watch the dolphin show called Our Ocean Planet which was very good. That show lasted about 30 minutes and after that we headed down to the new jelly fish exhibit called Jellies Invasion:Oceans Out of Balance. This was one of the coolest exhibits we visited during our trip in my opinion. It was really cool to see so many different varieties of jelly fish and to read all about them.

The last thing we did was walk the 5 plus floors down through the huge aquarium that are filled with tons of different fish and at the very bottom are the sharks. This is really neat because as you walk down the ramp to the different floors you can look up and down and see the different fish. The kids especially Shae really enjoyed this and we spent about an hour getting through this part of the aquarium which was the last exhibit of our visit.

There were two things about our visit that were a little bit of a pain but did not in any way take away from our great visit to the aquarium. We were lucky enough to get four feedbacks tickets to visit the National Aquarium Baltimore and were told to go to the membership entrance to pick up our tickets. The day we went to the aquarium it was about 22 degrees outside so we figured we would be inside fast since we were getting our tickets at the membership entrance. That was not the case. In my opinion the general entrance moved a lot faster than the membership entrance on this particular day (not sure if something special was going on causing the delay at the membership entrance). Once we got our tickets and got inside we noticed they had a coat check which was a relief since we had two adult coats and four kid coats. This was another sore spot in our visit. The coat/stroller check and lockers are crammed into the same small area and both require special tokens. The token machine also was a weird device. The machine took 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and 20’s but if you needed more than one token which I did the machine would not allow me to select how many tokens I needed so it gave me my change in dollar coins. That would not have been a problem but the machine only accepted paper money and not coins which was a huge inconvenience. Once we got our coats checked the rest of our visit was awesome.

All in all it was an awesome day and an awesome visit to the National Aquarium Baltimore and I am glad we went and looking forward to a return visit. If you live anywhere near Baltimore and the Inner Harbor a visit is a must. You will be glad you did.

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