The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Check out the aquatic activities below, and don't forget to tune in to our livestreams for an up-close look at our Blacktip Reef exhibit, blue blubber jellies and residents of a Pacific coral reef.
Dive Deep Into a Word Search
Can you find all the hidden words in these ocean-themed puzzles?
Octo-Hero to the Rescue
The octopus is a master of disguise and escape—its color-changing and shape-shifting abilities are sensational superpowers that rival even the most epic of superheroes. Download this mask and you can become an octo-hero, too! Learn how to create the mask with our step-by-step instructions and video.
Color the Ocean, from A to Z
Grab your crayons and get ready to learn your aquatic ABCs—from anemones to zebra mussels and everything in between! Each downloadable coloring page below features two letters, plus fun facts. To learn even more about each featured animal or term—or for color inspiration!
Aquarium Backgrounds for Zoom
Bring the wonders of the aquatic world to your online meeting with virtual backgrounds from the National Aquarium! Picture yourself hanging with an octopus, traveling to the Inner Harbor, getting up close with moray eels, or swimming with tropical fish.
Choose from one of these options:
Great White Shark Drawing Guide
Learn how to draw a great white shark with this jaw-some step-by-step guide! Download Great White Shark Drawing Guide.
Kelp Forest Fill in the Blank
Ask a partner to fill in the blanks to create your own kelp forest story! Download Kelp Forest Fill in the Blank.
Strong as steel! Sharp as a colored pencil! Download these sheets & flex your imagination! Download Supernatural Coloring Sheets.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
Spring has sprung! Print this page and head outside to discover seasonal sights near you! Download Backyard Scavenger Hunt.