Animals

With more than 17,000 animals at the National Aquarium, you'll discover something new every time you visit!

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Allegheny Cascades
Allegheny Cascades
Amazon River Basin Gallery
Amazon River Basin Gallery
Amazon River Forest
Amazon River Forest
America's Freshwater Ecosystems
America's Freshwater Ecosystems
Amphibians Gallery
Amphibians Gallery
Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Atlantic Coral Reef
Atlantic Coral Reef
Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes
Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes
Blacktip Reef
Blacktip Reef
Coral Reefs
Coral Reefs
Frogs
Frogs
Hidden Life
Hidden Life
Invasive Species
Invasive Species
Moon Jellies
Moon Jellies
Jellies Invasion
Jellies Invasion
Living Seashore
Living Seashore
Maryland: Mountains to the Sea
Maryland: Mountains to the Sea
National Marine Sanctuaries and National Parks Gallery
National Marine Sanctuaries and National Parks Gallery
North Atlantic to the Pacific
North Atlantic to the Pacific
Patch Reefs
Patch Reefs
Secrets of the Swamp
Secrets of the Swamp
Shark Alley
Shark Alley
Sherman's Lagoon
Sherman's Lagoon
Meet the National Aquarium’s Most Patriotic Residents
Meet the National Aquarium’s Most Patriotic Residents
Surviving Through Adaptation
Surviving Through Adaptation
Upland Tropical Rain Forest
Upland Tropical Rain Forest
Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park
Amphibians
Amphibians
Birds
Birds
Bony Fish
Bony Fish
Cartilaginous Fish
Cartilaginous Fish
Invertebrates
Invertebrates
Mammals
Mammals
Reptiles
Reptiles

Amphibians

American Bullfrog

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Invertebrates

Anemones

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Birds

Atlantic Puffin

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Bony Fish

Banggai Cardinalfish

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Bony Fish

Barramundi

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Bony Fish

Black Grouper

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Reptiles

Black-headed Python

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Invertebrates

Blue Crab

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Invertebrates

Toby the Blue Lobster

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Cartilaginous Fish

Bonnethead Shark

Exhibit Name: Atlantic Coral Reef

Invertebrates

Chambered Nautilus

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Percula Clownfish

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Bony Fish

Creole fish

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Reptiles

Death Adder

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Reptiles

Diamondback Terrapin

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Bony Fish

Discus

Exhibit Name: Amazon River Forest

Bony Fish

Electric Eel

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Fairy Basslets

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Garibaldi

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Invertebrates

Giant Pacific Octopus

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Birds

Gouldian Finch

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Bony Fish

Graysby

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Mammals

Grey-headed Flying Fox

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Cartilaginous Fish

Horn Shark

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Reptiles

Irwin's Snapping Turtle

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Invertebrates

Moon Jelly

Exhibit Name: Jellies Invasion

Birds

Laughing Kookaburra

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Bony Fish

Longhorn Cowfish

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Longnose Gar

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Longsnout Seahorse

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Invertebrates

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Exhibit Name: Surviving Through Adaptation

Bony Fish

Mouth Almighty

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Cartilaginous Fish

Nurse Shark

Exhibit Name: Shark Alley

Reptiles

Pig-nosed Turtle

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Birds

Rainbow Lorikeet

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Bony Fish

Rosyside Dace

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Cartilaginous Fish

Sandbar Shark

Exhibit Name: Shark Alley

Birds

Scarlet Ibis

Exhibit Name: Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Birds

Screaming piha

Exhibit Name: Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Invertebrates

Sea Stars

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Reptiles

Spiny-tailed Monitor

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Bony Fish

Striped Blenny

Exhibit Name: Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Birds

Sunbittern

Exhibit Name: Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Invertebrates

Tarantula

Exhibit Name: Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Birds

Tawny Frogmouth

Exhibit Name: Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Cartilaginous Fish

Wobbegong Shark

Exhibit Name: Blacktip Reef

Bony Fish

Wolf Eel

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Invertebrates

Yellow Sea Cucumber

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Bony Fish

Yellow Tang

Exhibit Name: North Atlantic to the Pacific

Cartilaginous Fish

Zebra Shark

Exhibit Name: Blacktip Reef

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