Walk through an ocean at the National Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is pricey — $24.95 to $39.95 per person — but you can have a fun-filled day:

  • exploring exhibitions that feature more than 20,000 animals
  • attending more than 40 talks
  • watching animal feedings
  • touching jellyfish and horseshoe crabs
  • checking out the 4-D film screenings

We focused our afternoon visit on:

  • the sharks in the 225,000-gallon, ring-shaped aquarium
  • the nine species of jellyfish in the Jellies Invasion exhibition.

Important visitor information

Purchase your tickets online in advance to reserve your visit day and time. There is a limited number of people admitted at set times throughout each day.

The 13-foot deep Atlantic Coral Reef exhibition contains 335,000-gallons of water.
The 13-foot deep Atlantic Coral Reef exhibition contains 335,000-gallons of water.
Pink anemones
Pink anemones
Underwater viewing area
Underwater viewing area
Giant Pacific octopus
Giant Pacific octopus
Strange fish at National Aquarium
Strange fish at National Aquarium
Time to feed the fishes
Time to feed the fishes
Pacific sea nettle
Pacific sea nettle
Do you want to touch the horseshoe crab
Do you want to touch the horseshoe crab?
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Moon jellies
Anemones
Anemones
Pufferfish
Pufferfish
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Upside-down jellies

 

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.