National Aquarium in Baltimore
N 39° 17.109 W 076° 36.496
18S E 361294 N 4349653
Quick Description: The National Aquarium at Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:42:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM383N
Opened in 1981, the Baltimore Aquarium is world-famous and undoubtedly Maryland's leading tourist attraction. Whether you're an educator, a student or simply a visitor wanting to glance at the magnificent exhibits, the Baltimore Aquarium in Inner Harbor has a lot to offer.
The mission of the Baltimore Aquarium is to "stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments." And that is precisely what it does. View a life-size model of a humpback whale, see the concepts of surviving through adaptation come to life and visit a coral reef!
Housing more than 16,000 creatures, the Baltimore Aquarium exhibits a variety of species in their naturalistic habitats. You'll find animals such as stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, bullfrogs, phytoplankton, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and puffins. The list is perpetual so you have to check the exhibits out for yourself. You can also catch an up-close view of dolphins as they leap and tumble with the Baltimore Aquarium trainers in the live-action Dolphin Show.
Physical address of aquarium: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Website address: www.aqua.org
Hours of operation: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily - longer hours on weekends
Admission cost: $24.95 adult, $14.95 child, discounts & extra shows available
To get credit for logging a waymark you must:
1. Take a photo of the front entrance with the public aquarium's name on it. Optional photos include pics of the exhibits inside the aquarium but of course, admission and/or entry is not required to log this waymark.