Advisory: The National Aquarium is a private nonprofit organization and remains open during the federal government shutdown.

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National Aquarium - Volunteering


National Aquarium - Marine Animal Rescue Release

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Your contribution makes it possible to continue this important work and will help give threatened and endangered species a second chance at life.

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National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Conservation Events

Ready to get your hands dirty? Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) in restoring habitats throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

Volunteer at a Conservation Event



Looking for an exciting opportunity to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures? Volunteer at the National Aquarium, a home close to 20,000 animals, including sharks, dolphins, stingrays and jellies.

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