The National Aquarium and its Animal Care and Rescue Center will be closed through April 26 in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). CLICK HERE for more information.

A Blue View: Snakes In Our Backyards

Celebrate Reptile and Amphibian Day in DC!
February 13, 2013, marked the start of the Chinese New Year, and in Chinese astrology, it's the Year of the Black Water Snake. The National Aquarium is celebrating this amazing animal and other reptiles and amphibians on February 23 as a part of our Reptile and Amphibian Day at our Washington, DC, venue. Get details here.

Submit Your Sightings to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) Project!
By documenting the current distributions of Maryland's amphibian and reptile species through the MARA project, DNR hopes to promote and protect the more than 90 species of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes.

If you see a reptile or amphibian, snap a photo, write down the location, and email it to DNR MARA at Learn more about the DNR MARA project here.

Create a Snake-Friendly Backyard
Snakes are a healthy addition to any backyard. Want to make your backyard feel more like home? Get details on how to make your yard more amphibian- and reptile-friendly here.

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