The National Aquarium and its Animal Care and Rescue Center will be closed through April 26 in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). CLICK HERE for more information.

National Aquarium - Washington, DC

Washington, D.C.

On September 30, 2013, the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., closed its doors due to necessary renovations planned by the Department of Commerce to the space the Aquarium inhabited within the Commerce building. At that time, the Baltimore location provided a new home for approximately 1,700 animals and the institution in the Inner Harbor became the sole National Aquarium.

In addition to continuing to welcome residents from across the Mid-Atlantic to our Baltimore campus, the National Aquarium has begun to offer our Henry Hall summer youth program, a program designed to enrich and supplement science curriculum, to children in the D.C. Public and Charter Schools. Our hope is to continue to expand this program’s presence in the nation’s capital.

Now more than ever, we remain committed to our role as an advocate for conservation and animal welfare policies at the federal and state level. Learn more about our positions on key issues here.

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