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The Aquarium’s 30-year history of conservation begins local and spans the globe. From National Aquarium Animal Rescue to our Chesapeake Bay Initiative, the Aquarium is dedicated to service to the environment.

Click here to download a full Conservation Fact Sheet PDF (170 KB).

Economic Impact

The National Aquarium in Baltimore generates $314 million in annual economic impact for the Baltimore and Maryland, demonstrating that the National Aquarium, Baltimore, is an integral part of the vibrant Inner Harbor community.

Click here to download a full Economic Impact Fact Sheet PDF (125 KB).

Click here to view the National Aquarium economic impact study assessment PDF in its entirety (1.4 MB).

Green Business

The National Aquarium strives to implement green conservation action programs through the establishment of environmentally friendly business practices and by undertaking conservation initiatives that stretch far beyond the Aquarium walls.

Click here to download a full Green Business Fact Sheet PDF (187 KB).

Baltimore Venue

Located in the heart of Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, Baltimore, is home to close to 20,000 animals and more than 700 species.

Click here to download a full Baltimore Venue Fact Sheet PDF (178 KB).

Our Dolphins

More than 25 years of caring for and learning from the animals in our Pier 4 dolphin exhibit have shown us that the best way to ensure that our dolphin colony will thrive is to establish North America’s first dolphin sanctuary.

Click here to download a full Dolphin Fact Sheet PDF (170 KB).


Hands-on experiences combined with thousands of student visits each year provides young people with the opportunity to learn about the wonders of the world’s aquatic treasures.

Click here to download a full Education Fact Sheet PDF (link to PDF)

Washington, DC

National Aquarium, Washington, DC, closed its doors to the public on September 30, 2013. The collection of more than 2,500 animals is being transitioned to new homes at either National Aquarium, Baltimore, or at other accredited aquariums. We are committed to maintaining a presence in the capital, where a public aquarium has existed since the late 1800s. A task force of National Aquarium Board members is exploring opportunities and funding options that would support this goal.  For more information: click here.

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