Tots and Tales
Bring your little explorers to the National Aquarium and join us on adventures January-February and September-October that teach us about our natural world. These adventures include story time, songs, games and activities, all designed to engage fine motor skills, gross motor skills and language skills for early childhood development. We will be visiting places inside the Aquarium, as well as outside, to learn about animals and the habitats they call home. Each week is a brand-new journey, so bring the family and join us for Tots and Tales.
When: Wednesdays in January, February, September and October
What Time: 10:30 am; program runs approximately 20 minutes
Where: Harbor Overlook
Who: Recommended for ages 1 through 4
Included with admission
Animals move, eat, sleep and play in so many incredible ways. This season, we'll be focusing on animals and their amazing adaptations as we study the differences among our Aquarium residents.
January 1, 2020
Adaptation: All Animals Are Different
Come on a scavenger hunt in our rain forest.
January 8, 2020
Meet an animal ambassador and see how he moves around the trees he lives in.
January 15, 2020
Learn how animals move around in the ocean.
January 22, 2020
Get a closer look at wings with our hyacinth macaw, Margaret.
January 29, 2020
Do all fish eat the same way? Come find out as we watch some of our Australian fish eat their breakfast.
February 5, 2020
Learn how birds catch and eat their food.
February 12, 2020
Do animals play? Join us as we answer this question with our dolphins.
February 19, 2020
Meet our animal ambassador Joey and watch one of his learning sessions.
February 26, 2020
Celebrate leap year with us and our favorite jumping amphibians.
* Each week's animal or exhibit is subject to change.
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