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Despite our temporary closure, our work at the National Aquarium doesn’t stop. Dedicated staff are on-site at the Aquarium and the Animal Care and Rescue Center daily to care for each and every animal—including rescued seals and sea turtles—and to maintain critical Aquarium operations.

As a nonprofit, your support enables us to act in the best interest of our animals, our staff, the community, and the aquatic world beyond our walls. Thank you!

The National Aquarium's EIN number is 52-1121163.

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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 food to feed the sharks, rays and all the residents of Blacktip Reef.


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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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