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Baltimore Aquarium

Baltimore Aquarium

Baltimore Aquarium

If you are looking to watch the Baltimore aquarium, visit the Aquarium at Harborplace. The Baltimore aquarium is a popular tourist destination for families with children. It is a fun way for kids to experience the province's outdoor activities and nature.

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The National Aquarium - also known as National Aquarium in Baltimore and formerly known as Baltimore Aquarium - is a non-profit public aquarium located at 501 East Pratt Street on Pier 3 in the Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. Constructed during a period of urban renewal in Baltimore, the aquarium opened on August 8, 1981. The aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.5 million visitors and is the largest tourism attraction in the State of Maryland. The aquarium holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species.

Originally, it was a marine mammal exhibit that had bottlenose dolphins from the Gulf of Mexico and beluga whales, but when Pier 4 opened, the animals were moved there. Subsequently, that area became an exhibit called Wings in the Water – which included cownose rays, southern stingrays, roughtail stingrays, pelagic stingrays, 2 zebra sharks, and Calypso the turtle until 2013, when it became Blacktip Reef. This 265,000-US-gallon (1,000,000 l) habitat, replicating an Indo-Pacific reef landscape (living corals are exhibited elsewhere in the National Aquarium), can be seen from many vantage points, including a new floor-to-ceiling pop-out viewing window. It contains 65–70 species, mostly fish (including blacktip reef shark and Zebra shark)In 2016, Architect Jeanne Gang made a proposal to the national aquarium to transform Pier 4 into a Chesapeake bay themed exhibit to replace the Jellyfish and Dolphin Exhibits. Even though details are sparse about this potential initiative, The new exhibits would include Waterfall, Watershed, Lily pond, Saltmarsh, Freshwater Tidal, River and an Open bay exhibit. Other parts of this plan include the creation of a "wetland" in between the two buildings and the transformation of Pier 3 into a collection of "hope spots" bringing the aquarium to 360,000 sq ft (33,000 m (

 

 

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