Maryland, The National Aquarium

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Oct 10th, 2010, 12:57 PM
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Maryland, The National Aquarium

Located on the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, The National Aquarium is worth a visit and is a good place to spend a few hours on a lazy afternoon. Today, I am fortunate because of a special admission price the aquarium is offering.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Celebrating it's 30th Anniversary, The National Aquarium is offering a $5 admission after 5pm every Friday in October. With normal admission prices of $25-30 this is a steal!

Interestingly, the aquarium is located in what seems like a normal downtown office building. With a controlled entrance program, visitors tour the aquarium in a flowing stream of crowd management. One of the first exhibits gives a nice view of giant stingrays then close ups of the ocean's most feared family members.

Escalators then moves the crowd between floor to exhibits that expands from fresh water marine life to species from various parts of the vast ocean habitats. The exhibits are well done and easily transport you to the beach fronts or depths of the Atlantic Shelf.

Although, you might want to spend a significant time at a particular exhibit a flowing crowd forces a natural progression. However, it is nice to sit back and watch the kids enthusiasm as they look for “Little Nemo”or “Dory”.

I become interested in the California Sheephead and wonder if I can learn a thing or two from it. The Sheephead spends the first 7-8 years of it's life as a female and then becomes a male. Who better to understand the opposite sex. This turns Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus upside down.

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Oct 10th, 2010, 04:09 PM
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I was just there- outside, on our way back from DC, stopped at the waterfront area for dinner on a Sat eve, aquarium was closed. Darn! My friends said it is really excellent. While your there, enjoy a nice dinner, fine or casual, that partI can attest to - it was lively, with people strolling, some street musicians, good choice of restaurants, nice water views.
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while you're there. sorry for typo. DBB- that is really fascinating about the California Sheephead. Maybe they can do a talk show with a seahorse as a guest!
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Oct 10th, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Yes, lots of fine dining options along the Inner Harbor although I like "Mo's" in Little Italy for Great Crabcakes. You might even run into a local celeb while you are there.
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