Featured Animals Thousands of animals. Hundreds of species. One Aquarium.
Learn about animals from all over our blue planet—from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest—and discover the connection they all share with water.
Dive Deeper: Featured Series
Series Aquarium Inside Out
Join National Aquarium experts as they visit local places to teach us about the animals and plants found there in this multimedia story series.
Events Join Us for An Aquarium Event
Get your hands dirty at a field conservation event, catch us in the community, check out an expert-led lecture, and more!
Conservation Driving Conservation Action for the Benefit of People, Animals and the Planet
The National Aquarium's mission—to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures—begins within our buildings as we work toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2035. Outside of our walls, we protect and enhance nature through education, habitat restoration, animal rescue, sustainable practices and advocacy.
Combat Climate Change
We work to combat climate change through a holistic, solutions-focused approach.
Save Wildlife and Habitats
Our staff and volunteers inspire audiences to maintain healthy ecosystems and restore critical habitat.
Stop Plastic Pollution
We seek to curb the negative impacts of plastic pollution on the health of people, wildlife and ecosystems.