Street Address
1401 Constitution Avenue,
Washington, DC 20230
Mailing Address
Washington, DC 20230
phone: 202-482-2825
September 3-May 23
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Animal feedings and aquarist talks daily at 2 pm
May 24-September 2
Sunday - Thursday9 AM - 6 PM
Friday - Saturday9 AM - 7 PM
Adults (12-59): $9.95
Seniors (60+): $8.95
Military: $8.95
Members: free
Children (3-11): $4.95
Children under 3: Free
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Montague Brian


Closing Sept 30, 2013 for Rennovation

Visit Us in Washington, DC! The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Your admissions purchase supports vital conservation and education programs and offers a 45-minute introduction of America's Aquatic Treasures, featuring more than 1,500 animals including alligators, sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles.


The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.


In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums’ walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium venues continue to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and as a unique draw in downtown Washington, DC. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.


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