Beginning January 25, guests ages 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter the Aquarium.

Animals

Whether they’re finned or scaled, deep-sea swimmers or treetop dwellers, each one of the thousands of animals at the National Aquarium has a unique story to tell.

The filters form submits automatically and reloads the page with new results whenever a field is changed. There is no separate submit button, only a reset which also reloads the page using default values.
Reset Filters

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

Australia’s nocturnal tawny frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl, but it’s actually part of the nightjar family.

Learn More

Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)

The turquoise tanager is a brightly colored bird with a strikingly blue face and breast and yellow or white underside.

Learn More

Upside-Down Jelly (Cassiopea xamachana)

This jelly looks more like a flower blooming on the seafloor than a typical jelly.

Learn More

White-Blotched River Stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi)

This stingray has a distinctive pattern of dots, helping it blend into its riverbed habitat.

Learn More

Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)

These vibrant fish look very similar to juvenile blue tangs, but blue tangs turn blue and grow quite a bit larger, whereas yellow tangs reta...

Learn More

Yellow-Headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix)

Features of this parrot are its yellow head and a red patch on each wing.

Learn More

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)

As juveniles, zebra sharks have dark bodies with yellowish stripes. As they mature, the pattern changes to small dark spots on a grayish-tan...

Learn More

Subscribe To Our Newsletter Sign up to receive updates on animals, news and events.