Your Aquarium experience starts at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Waterfront Park.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Waterfront Park is a 90,000-square-foot urban park that welcomes guests to the National Aquarium and Inner Harbor. It provides a beautiful and educational setting that explores Maryland’s diverse ecosystems—from the ocean, coastal plains and Chesapeake Bay, through the Piedmont region, and west to the Allegheny Mountains.
Since 2012, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Waterfront Park has been a Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation; this means that the park serves as a haven for local species, providing wildlife with food, water, shelter and a place to raise their young.
The National Aquarium is calling on community scientists to help explore, identify and document urban wildlife in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Waterfront Park! Community science is an easy and exciting way for anyone to participate in scientific exploration. Your observations can help researchers and scientists gather information about everything from butterfly migration to oyster populations and more.
So, join us, and become a community scientist. Explore the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Waterfront Park, snap photos of the wildlife you see and share it with our iNaturalist Waterfront Park Project, so you can help researchers better understand the diversity of urban wildlife right outside the Aquarium’s front doors. And it doesn’t have to stop there. Take your community science skills home, and document the nature you find in your own backyard!