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Head to the National Aquarium – Summer Fun

100 Days of Summer - Day 71

Take a break from the heat and visit the 20,000 sea animals housed in the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Visiting the Aquarium is a rite of passage for Maryland kids, and parents of young kids delight in the first time we get to take the kiddos to see the sharks, turtles, puffins, dolphins and birds of the Amazon rainforest. The most recent additions to the museum are the touch tanks at the Living Seashore ehibit where kids (and adults) can touch jellyfish, horseshoe crabs and other shore dwellers.

In Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit to see some of the most bizarre creatures in the world up close. And in the tropical rainforest, see the piranha tank, colorful parrots, a two-toed sloth and Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys.

And now, in just about every exhibit there are new interactive information exhibits, where kids can drag, swipe and click their way through cool, glowing, interactive displays.

Throughout the day, there are numerous ways for visitors to interact with the aquarium’s biologists, caretakers and handlers, including dolphin encounters, feeding sessions and Q&As.

Plus, kids will love exploring the aquarium and learning about the different types of creatures in Shark Alley, the 225,000-gallon, ring-shaped exhibit where different species of sharks circle visitors. And the amazing jellyfish exhibit is a delight for visitors of all ages.


Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday–Sat. 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Half-Price Friday Nights start at 5 p.m. every Friday. Visit the National Aquarium website for more information and to order tickets in advance.

For a daily dose of summer fun, explore our 100 Days of Summer page or search our daily calendar of events.

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