MLB lecture series

Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds

The National Aquarium is proudly taking you outside of your comfort zone to the wildest, deepest, coldest corners of the ocean in the 2015 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds.” Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

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Dr. Jesse Ausubel

POSTPONED - A Peek into our Past: A Century of Oceanic Changes
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Renowned environmental scientist Dr. Jesse Ausubel has dedicated his life to studying some of the most dramatic changes in the history of our oceans. Through the use of innovative exploration technologies, he’s had the opportunity to research the vast mysteries of our blue planet, including the extremes of size and sound. Learn More


Dr. Ellen Prager

Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: Celebrating our Ocean’s Oddities
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Marine scientist and author Dr. Ellen Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She joins us in this year’s lecture series to share the strange and wild cast of characters that inhabit the oceans’ depths. Learn More

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Our vast, unexplored ocean is home to an extraordinary array of life. Take a look at some of the strange species you probably didn’t know were out there!

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Aquarium After Dark

National Aquarium After Dark

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Aquarium during evening hours, from arts and culture events to date nights with loved ones, intriguing lectures and sustainable dinners featuring renowned chefs.

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