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We Inspire Conservation of the World's Aquatic Treasures

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Discover a Whole World Beneath the Surface

National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

Our living collection includes over 17,000 animals from more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals all residing in award-winning, naturalistic habitats.

Transforming experiences reach far beyond Aquarium walls. Education programs reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field. The Conservation team and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and around the world.

National Aquarium continues to act as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland. The Aquarium’s commitment to serving the surrounding community is a key part of its mission.

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