National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, originally opened in 1981. The Aquarium occupies a prominent pier at the center of the city's Inner Harbor and attracts almost one and a half million visitors per year. Its exhibits are a celebration of life in diverse aquatic habitats, including fishes of a Caribbean coral reef, sharks in the open sea, and birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals of an Amazon rainforest. Cambridge Seven provided site design, programming, architecture, exhibit design, and interior design for the original aquarium as well as exhibit design for the Exploration Station exhibits, master planning for expansion, and the new Pier 3 bridge. C7A was most recently commissioned to renovate the National Aquarium's ray tray for the new “Blacktip Reef" exhibit.

Aquarium’s blacktip reef sharks welcomed into new home

Baltimore Sun

A dozen sharks were spied in Baltimore waters Monday. Their arrival was greeted with smiles and much applause. The first of 20 blacktip reef sharks that will be calling Baltimore’s National Aquarium home were released into their new digs Monday. …

Deep Dive

Architectural Lighting Magazine

Major renovations at the New England Aquarium in Boston and National Aquarium in Baltimore creatively illuminate the depths of ocean life for visitors, while being mindful of the habitat needs of the animals. Decades ago, Cambridge, Mass.–based Cambridge Seven Associates …

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