Activity Calendar

There's always something new and exciting happening at the National Aquarium.

Learn about upcoming activities and events by downloading the FREE Aquarium app on your Apple or Android device.

Activities and events are subject to change without notice. Please review the daily schedule once you arrive on-site.

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4D Theater

4D Immersion Films

The Aquarium's 4D Immersion Films bring you closer to the sights, sounds and smells of the action. You will have an opportunity to select a showtime when purchasing your tickets.

Now Playing

  • Shark: A 4D Experience®
  • Being Dolphin 4D

Marjorie Lynn Banks Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

Learn About the Series

Events & Activities for Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 am

    Get up close and personal with the Eastern box turtle, Australian bearded dragon, hyacinth macaw or one of the Aquarium’s other exotic animals.

    National Aquarium - Animal Encounters
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Underwater Viewing Area

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 am

    Join us in our Black Tip Reef's underwater viewing area.

    Underwater Viewing Area
  • Critter Chats

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:15 am

    Both kids and adults will enjoy this casual experience to meet some of the Aquarium’s smaller animals.

    Poison Dart Frog
  • Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Get up close and personal with the Eastern box turtle, Australian bearded dragon, hyacinth macaw or one of the Aquarium’s other exotic animals.

    National Aquarium - Animal Encounters
  • Critter Chats

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:15 pm

    Both kids and adults will enjoy this casual experience to meet some of the Aquarium’s smaller animals.

    Poison Dart Frog
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:15 pm

    Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

    Blacktip Reef Shark
  • Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:45 pm

    Get up close and personal with the Eastern box turtle, Australian bearded dragon, hyacinth macaw or one of the Aquarium’s other exotic animals.

    National Aquarium - Animal Encounters
  • Critter Chats

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:15 pm

    Both kids and adults will enjoy this casual experience to meet some of the Aquarium’s smaller animals.

    Poison Dart Frog
  • Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Underwater Viewing Area

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:15 pm

    Join us in our Black Tip Reef's underwater viewing area.

    Underwater Viewing Area
  • Critter Chats

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:15 pm

    Both kids and adults will enjoy this casual experience to meet some of the Aquarium’s smaller animals.

    Poison Dart Frog