Visit the National Aquarium
Exhibits & Experiences
Support the Aquarium
Special Global Places
Green Sea Turtle
Unlike other turtle species, the green turtle did not get its name from its shell. Rather, its name originated from the col...
Linne’s Two-toed Sloths
Sloth babies have a close relationship to their mothers from birth, often clinging to their fur for warmth and...
1. They’re also called sea cows.
Who couldn’t love an animal known as a sea cow?
2. They share our love of food.
Manatees are vo...
This species is known for its ability to inflate with water. While inflated, the fish is covered in protruding sharp spines. Porcupinefish ...
Earth was a different place 150 million years ago. The continents were drifting, the earliest flowers were just beginning to evolve and dino...
By: Elizabeth Bastos
The scientific definition of camouflage is “the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination f...
The baby, named Felize in honor of a long-time volunteer, was born on March 30.
Felize is the fifth sloth to be born here at the Nati...
Our General Curator, Jack Cover, recently gave the publication Biohabitats a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the salamander species on exh...
Just like our land-faring friends, many fish also make their own unique sounds. Their goal with these calling cards is often to woo potentia...