Up first in our Family Trips blog is our recent trip to the National Aquarium at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. This past Saturday (12/3) was dollar day. This was great, since total admission was $3 for the entire family (not including parking), but it was also PACKED full. Recommend showing up early as lines can be quite long, and no one likes waiting outside in December for long periods of time.
That being said, we all had a blast. Niko loved seeing all the fish, reptiles, and birds. He was especially interested in the sharks, even though they were scary, but his favorite part were water filled tubes that randomly spouted bubbles. He could have played with them for hours! Kids will love seeing "Nemo," "Dory," and "Bruce," as well.
All told, we spent about 2.5 hours but we did skip the Dolphin show and the presentations given by aquarium staff. In addition to the aquarium (featuring sharks, lagoons, reefs, rivers, etc), there is a tropical rainforest exhibit with freerange specimen (birds, reptiles, etc) and a rotating exhibit that gets replaced periodically. A few years ago, this was a seahorse exhibit. This trip, it was jellyfish.
Located approximately an hour and a half from Lancaster, it's a perfect day trip for families. Also located within walking distance is Port Discovery, which seems like it's similar to the Science Factory here in Lancaster. We haven't been there (yet) but I'm sure we'll make the trip sometime in the near future.
View our gallery below for more pictures from the National Aquarium.
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