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National Aquarium’s temporary closure continues through April 26

Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 12:25:46-04

BALTIMORE — The National Aquarium announces the extension of its temporary closure through April 26 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and in a continued effort to protect the health and safety of staff, guests, volunteers and animals.

An on-site core team continues to provide for the animals with highest quality of care and welfare.

The public is invited to stay connected through a multitude of educational, virtual experiences including three live cams. “Virtual guests” can explore three of the National Aquarium’s exhibits, Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef and Jellies Invasion at

In addition, the Aquarium announces the launch of a new webpage, At-Home-Activities, which houses ocean-themed activities for families including word searches, coloring pages and more. This page will serve as a hub for virtual content and be continually updated with new activities during this temporary closure.

Furthermore, the National Aquarium’s social pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) are the place to be for interactive content including exhibit tours, expert Q&A’s and more.

The Aquarium will also continue to work with those who were planning on visiting during the temporary closure to either reschedule or refund their ticket purchases. More information is available via or by calling 410-576-3800.

If you would like to contribute to the National Aquarium, please visit Funds support advancing life-saving animal rescue operations, critical conservation initiatives and protection for our ocean planet.