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The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the ocean and all of its inhabitants. We live our mission every day through animal rescue, conservation and education programs.

The National Aquarium's EIN number is 52-1121163.

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Purchases 30 wetland grasses that will be planted in habitat restoration events.


Enables two Aquarium on Wheels high school students to perform scientific research and conservation work in the field.


Supplies four days' worth of fresh food to feed the sharks, rays and all the residents of Blacktip Reef.

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The 1981 Legacy Circle is for those who want to have a significant, lasting impact on the National Aquarium today and for years to come through the power of gift planning—providing critical support to our mission of inspiring conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

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