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The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the ocean and all of its inhabitants. We live our mission every day through animal rescue, conservation and education programs.

The National Aquarium is a nationally recognized conservation, aquatic display and education organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. Annually, more than 1.3 million visitors are inspired to conserve the world's aquatic treasures by participating in our conservation and educational programming and enjoying our world-class exhibits. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, we depend upon the support of individuals, foundations and corporations to provide engaging experiences that excite young people about aquatic life and habitats; welcome diverse audiences from throughout the community; restore fragile Chesapeake Bay wetlands; and rescue, rehabilitate and release imperiled marine animals.

Support Animal Rescue

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Donate to National Aquarium Animal Rescue

Our Animal Rescue program depends on the generosity of volunteers to operate, but the medical equipment, medications and food needed to care for these animals is expensive.

Make a Donation

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Your gift will help the National Aquarium, a nonprofit organization, inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

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Corporate Memberships

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Donate Stocks

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Donate Stocks or Mutual Funds

When you make a gift of appreciated securities, you enjoy a double benefit: You'll receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value and pay no capital gains tax.

Give and Get Back

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When you enroll in the Amazon Smile program and select National Aquarium, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your total purchase price to support the National Aquarium. Happy shopping!

Planned Giving

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Planned Giving

The Angelfish Legacy Society recognizes individuals who treasure the work of the Aquarium and have expressed their commitment to ensure the Aquarium is able to carry out its mission.

Adopt an Animal

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Adopt an Animal

By adopting an animal through our animal adoption program, Aquadopt, you can help care for your favorite animal!

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Donate a Vehicle

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Donate a Vehicle

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation benefiting the National Aquarium.