MLB lecture series

Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds

The National Aquarium is proudly taking you outside of your comfort zone to the wildest, deepest, coldest corners of the ocean in the 2015 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “Ocean Extremes: Wild Underwater Worlds.” Explore the unfamiliar as we uncover remarkable ocean habitats, unusual aquatic creatures and extreme exploration techniques through the expertise of our guest speakers.

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Chris Fischer

Tracking Great White Sharks: Inspired Boy Becomes a Global Explorer
Dr. Chris Fischer
Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Fischer’s goal is to enable scientists and governments around the world to generate groundbreaking open-sourced data while promoting dynamic STEM education for school children. He believes that being inclusive is inspiring—by breaking down institutional barriers and being resource-focused, scientists can obtain data at a rate not otherwise possible. Learn More


Dr. Stephen Palumbi

The Extreme Life of the Sea
Dr. Stephen Palumbi
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This illustrated lecture takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It brings to life the sea’s most extreme species, and reveals how they succeed across the wide expanse of the world’s global ocean. Learn More

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Q&A with Shark Researcher Chris Fischer

Chris Fischer Lecture

In advance of his lecture at the Aquarium on July 9th, we chatted with shark researcher Chris Fischer about how he got his start and what he loves most about these apex predators. 

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Aquarium After Dark

National Aquarium After Dark

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Aquarium during evening hours, from arts and culture events to date nights with loved ones, intriguing lectures and sustainable dinners featuring renowned chefs.

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