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Check out in-depth information about cold stunning and how it impacts sea turtles.

Daily Schedule What's Happening?

Early Access Tour

Atlantic Coral Reef
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First Sunday

Main Aquarium

Shark: A 4D Experience®

4D Theater
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4D Film: Being Dolphin

4D Theater
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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.

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Atlantic puffins have a distinctive large, triangular red-orange bill with a blue-gray base and yellow ridge.

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Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

Harlequin Tuskfish (Choerodon fasciatus)

Featured Stories The Latest From the National Aquarium

Multimedia Our Beautiful Bay

Multimedia Sounding Off

Multimedia Director of Community Partnership Strategy Jenny Hamilton at Fairwood Forest

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.

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Director of Community Partnership Strategy Jenny Hamilton at Fairwood Forest

Director of Field Conservation Charmaine Dahlenburg at Patterson Park

VP of Conservation Programs Laura Bankey at Assateague Island National Seashore

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.

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