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Upcoming Events

Fort McHenry Field Day

Fort McHenry Field Day [REGISTRATION FULL]

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join the National Aquarium's Conservation team for a field day at the Fort McHenry wetland! Learn More

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Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the National Aquarium in Virginia Beach in October. Learn More

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Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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International Coastal Cleanup at Masonville Cove

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us to remove harmful marine debris from the shoreline at Masonville Cove! Learn More

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Shark Tagging for the Ocean's Health

Andrew Pulver, Curator of the Animal Care Center and Marine Operations, shares how tagging can help us protect shark populations and preserve ocean habitats.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Sidlowski

Mary has been a generous contributor of her time to the National Aquarium since 1992. Although she may have lost count of the number of native grasses she's planted or mailings she's assisted with, her dedication to our mission is never lost on us! Here's to Mary and all of our volunteers...without you, we would truly be lost.

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 Aquarium Conservation Partnership- Plastic Shark

Aquarium Conservation Partnership

Aquariums from across the country are teaming up to keep plastics out of our ocean! Learn how you can be a part of the solution.

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International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup

Join the National Aquarium and the Ocean Conservancy for the annual International Coastal Cleanup and help clean debris from our local waterways and beaches.

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