The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.


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Stories Myth Busters: Shark Week Edition

We're celebrating Shark Week by busting some major myths about these incredible animals.

Stories Yes, There Are Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is visited by multiple species of sharks, typically in the summer. Most of these species are found in the higher salinity waters of the lower Bay.

Stories The Skinny on That Skeleton

The bones of an enormous finback whale have been hanging out at the National Aquarium since 1981.

Stories Tis the Season for Turtles

Maryland turtles are out and about in summer's warm weather.

Stories The National Environmental Policy Act MattersHere's Why

By rolling back of one of our country's bedrock environmental laws, the Trump administration is jeopardizing the health of wildlife and marginalized communities across the country.

Stories Watermarks: Summer 2020

Our member magazine has gone digital!

Stories Animal Rescue Update: Pippi Longstocking Receiving Medical Care for Ear Infection

Our Animal Rescue and Animal Health teams are working together to treat the juvenile grey seal for a troubling infection in her right ear.

Stories Behind the Scenes in a Shutdown

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Aquarium was closed for an unprecedented 109 days. During that time, animal care staff in our main building continued to provide top-notch care to the many animals that call the Aquarium homebut they weren't alone.

Stories Animal Update: Sandbar Shark Pups

We're announcing an exciting pup-date from Shark Alley!

Stories Single Use, Double Trouble

Preventing Plastic Pollution

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