Guests planning to take advantage of Dollar Days on Sunday, December 4 should be aware that crowds will be heavier than usual and the Aquarium is expected to sell out. Official capacity information will be listed here. View Detailsabout Dollar Days

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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