Activities & Events

There's always something new and exciting happening at the National Aquarium.

Learn about upcoming activities and events by downloading the FREE Aquarium app on your Apple or Android device.

Activities and events are subject to change without notice. Please review the daily schedule once you arrive on-site.

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4-D Immersion Films

The Aquarium's 4-D Immersion Films bring you closer to the sights, sounds and smells of the action. You will have an opportunity to select a showtime when purchasing your tickets.

Now Playing

  • Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Lecture Series

Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

Learn About the Series

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Events & Activities for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • Atlantic Coral Reef Dive

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 am

    Let our divers be your guides in this underwater experience.

    Atlantic Coral Reef Feeding
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:15 am

    Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

    Blacktip Reef Shark
  • Diver Talk

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:30 am

    Let our divers be your guides in this underwater experience.

    Atlantic Coral Reef Feeding
  • Rain Forest Talk

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:15 pm

    Explore nature's recyclers, the Madagascar hissing cockroach

    Natures Recyclers
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 pm

    Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

    Blacktip Reef Shark
  • Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:30 pm

    Get up close and personal with the Eastern box turtle, Australian python, hyacinth macaw or one of the Aquarium’s other exotic animals.

    National Aquarium - Animal Encounters
  • Critter Chats

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:15 pm

    Both kids and adults will enjoy this casual experience to meet some of the Aquarium’s smaller animals.

    Poison Dart Frog
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

    Blacktip Reef Shark
  • Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Get up close and personal with the Eastern box turtle, Australian python, hyacinth macaw or one of the Aquarium’s other exotic animals.

    National Aquarium - Animal Encounters