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National Aquarium

1401 Constitution Avenue, North West

The National Aquarium protects and preserves this blue planet and all of its animal and habitats through its engaging living collections in our ground-breaking Baltimore attraction and the nation's first public aquarium in Washington, DC; our science-based education programs and our hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world.


Elli SH

Friday, June 28, 2013
Excellent place if you want to get away for little bit!! I went to the National Aquarium I went there with my family and I really enjoyed the visit. It was relaxing, interesting and educational. The museum is set up to highlight many different types of not only fish, but reptiles and plants. I thought they packed a lot of interesting sights and information into the exhibit. I would definitely recommend this to both local DC people such as myself and tourists.

Randy Bergman

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
Change the hours this place has been closed since 2013.

Jeff Corcoran

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Permanently closed

Kristee Hinton

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011
Small (so you don't get tired) and great displays. Didn't like security we had to practically strip also it was very hard to find during construction. I hope someday they can have it in its very own building and expand a little.

Steve Horowitz

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Our experience: painful. We have been to better fish stores than this "aquarium". It was a bit of a disappointment. Just because something has history behind it is no excuse to not at least try to make it enjoyable. The tanks were small and up way too high for kids to even see in at all. For anyone 5 and under, you can't really see anything at all. This place should just be free or should deliver something better for that kind of admission price.

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