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Family Sunrise Tour

Atlantic Coral Reef
Additional Fee 9 Spots Left

Shark: A 4D Experience®

4D Theater
Additional Fee 215 Spots Left

Turtle Odyssey 4D

4D Theater
Additional Fee 223 Spots Left

Shark: A 4D Experience®

4D Theater
Additional Fee 222 Spots Left

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

Animals A World of Water Under One Roof

Multimedia Wallpaper Wednesdays: Twist, Twine and Flow

Animals Mistaken Identities: Dolphins vs. Porpoises

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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Latest in this series:

Director of Dive Programs Holly Bourbon in Antarctica

Director of Community Partnership Strategy Jenny Hamilton at Fairwood Forest

Director of Field Conservation Charmaine Dahlenburg at Patterson Park

Conservation Driving Conservation Action for the Benefit of People, Animals and the Planet

The National Aquarium's mission—to connect people with nature to inspire compassion and care for our ocean planet—begins within the Aquarium itself. It also reaches far beyond. Our work includes education, habitat restoration, animal rescue, advocacy and sustainable practices, including our commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2035.

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