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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.

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$25

Purchases 30 wetland grasses that will be planted in habitat restoration events.


$50

Enables two Aquarium on Wheels high school students to perform scientific research and conservation work in the field.


$100

Supplies four days’ worth of fresh produce to feed Calypso the green sea turtle and her fellow Blacktip Reef residents.


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The 1981 Legacy Circle is for those who want to have a significant, lasting impact on the National Aquarium today and for years to come through the power of gift planning—providing critical support to our mission of inspiring conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

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