Top 10, err 11, reasons to visit the National Aquarium this week

Published December 28, 2011

  1. Avoid the summer crowds
  2. Show off your local Aquarium to your holiday visitors
  3. Enjoy a tropical getaway without leaving Baltimore in our Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes and Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibits
  4. Start that 2012 diet off right by dining on healthy and sustainable food options at our new Harbor Market Kitchen
  5. Enter a winter wonderland through the Polar Express 4D Experience in our 4D Immersion Theater
  6. Introduce the little ones to our newly restored bubble tubes
  7. Take advantage of a discount on parking at Lockwood Place Garage by visiting our Information Desk during your visit
  8. Delight the entire family with more than 16,500 specimens and 660 species like Atlantic puffins, zebra sharks, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and our rescued green sea turtle, Calypso
  9. Tie your visit into after-hours activities such as the daily Power Plant Holiday Light Show or the Baltimore New Year’s Eve Spectacular
  10. Get inspired for your new year’s resolutions and learn how to live a greener life in 2012 through our exhibits and programs
And if those aren’t enough, how about an extra reason: 11. What else is there to do on New Year’s Day??? National Aquarium Hours: Baltimore Dec 26–29: 10 am – 5 pm Dec 30: 10 am – 8 pm Dec 31: 10 am – 5 pm Jan 1: 10 am – 4 pm OPEN New Year’s Day Washington, DC Dec 26–30: 9 am – 5 pm Dec 31: 9 am – 3 pm Jan 1: 9 am – 5 pm OPEN New Year's Day
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