Advisory: The National Aquarium is a private nonprofit organization and remains open during the federal government shutdown.

  • A Blue View: The Deep

    As land animals, we humans are most familiar with the thin sliver of the ocean along the coast, where we vacation, collect shells and watch the sun rise or set. By contrast, the deep ocean is entirely unfamiliar. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the bottom of the sea. Read More

    Published 6/7/2016

  • Five Ocean Animals You Probably Didn't Know Existed!

    Our vast, unexplored ocean is home to an extraordinary array of life. Here’s a look at some of the strange species you probably didn’t know were out there! Read More

    Published 1/28/2015