A grotesque giant Pacific octopus. An electric eel capable of discharging up to 600 volts. Neon-hued jellyfish. Smiling, puppy-like dolphins. Silver arowanas. Sharks galore. And a crusty ol’ Weedy scorpionfish that looks like a relative of Bill “Bootstrap” Turner from Pirates of the Carribean. If you love sea creatures, then I know you’ll love the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Aquarium, which sits right on the Inner Harbor and features ten live exhibits, is worth the $29.95 admission fee ($20.95 for kids, $26.95 for seniors.) The website offers a couple of promotions that you might be able to use.
While you’re in the area, take the chance to explore other attractions at the Inner Harbor. Other museums include the Maryland Science Center and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! There’s also shopping, street performers, restaurants, boat rides and dinner cruises for your enjoyment. Personally, I’d like to ride one of those Loch Ness monster paddle boats out the next time I’m there. And insist on a purple one. 😀
*Note: There’s a National Aquarium in the District too, which charges a $10 admission fee. But you get what you pay for. The exhibits there are more like teasers for the ones in Baltimore. Best to just save those bucks and wait for a nice weekend to visit B-more City.
Check out more pictures of the National Aquarium & Inner Harbor on my Flickr page.