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Exhibits Explore Award-Winning Exhibits

Experience dozens of unique aquatic habitats—from a northern Australian river gorge to an Indo-Pacific reef to a tropical rain forest—all interconnected by the binding force of water.

Australia: Wild Extremes

Experience the natural wonders of an Australian river gorge.

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Blacktip Reef

Jellies Invasion

Surviving Through Adaptation

Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Featured Animals 20,000 Animals. 800 Species. One Aquarium.

Learn about animals from all over our blue planet—from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest—and discover the connection they all share with water.

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Atlantic puffins have a distinctive large, triangular red-orange bill with a blue-gray base and yellow ridge.

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Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

Blue Blubber Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus)

Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Livestream Streaming Live From the National Aquarium

Tune in to our livestreams and enjoy the Aquarium no matter where you are!

Live Blacktip Reef

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Live Pacific Coral Reef

Live Jellies Invasion

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