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Gills Club at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!

We are happy to announce that we are starting a club at the aquarium! Gills Club is a STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. … Continue reading

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Meet our newest animal, the stripped Burr Fish!

The Stripped Burr Fish, or Spiny Box Fish (Chilomycterus schoepfi), may look cute and cuddly, but its spines and beak-like mouth make it a tricky fish to catch. Although it is not commercially valuable, they often get caught accidentally, or … Continue reading

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Knubbins, the Diamond Back Terrapin

Some of you may have seen us setting up the tank for our newest animal and we’re excited to announce she’s finally arrived! Come out this weekend to meet Knubbins! Diamondback Terrapins live in brackish water and are native to … Continue reading

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Finding Dory – Friday, November 18th at 6:30 – Members Only!

Join us November 18th for a special screening of everyone’s favorite blue tang, Dory. The movie will be accompanied by light refreshments and a brief fact or fiction discussion. 

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Meet our new animals!

We’re very excited to announce our newest animal attractions! Remoras are known for catching rides on large animals like sharks and whales, but did you know they use a special suction cup on the top of their heads to hang … Continue reading

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September 18th – Anniversary Celebration!

Join us on Sunday, September 18th, to celebrate one year of GEPA! We’ll have crafts, treasure hunts, face-painting, and even birthday cake! Not to mention the unveiling of our brand new watershed model! Costumes are encouraged (seeing as the next … Continue reading

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Summer Camp (aka Fish Camp)!

We’ve officially had three weeks of summer camp here at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium and we can’t wait for more! We’ve been exploring the creek, where we’ve found minnows and water bugs, sailing our pirate ship to new seas, … Continue reading

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GEPA’s first Members’ Event!!!

Join us on Saturday, 3/12, for a family movie night in the Aquarium!  At 6:00 pm, we’ll have finger foods and staff on hand to show you what’s new and what’s coming soon. At 6:30, we’ll have a private screening … Continue reading

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Come To Our Grand Opening!

After months of hard work, we are just DAYS away from the Grand Opening of Glen Echo Park Aquarium! We’ll be having so much fun with endless experiences for your whole family! Things like: Our Touch Tank where you can … Continue reading

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Our Grand Opening is September 19, 2015!

The Glen Echo Park Aquarium is a Chesapeake Bay discovery center based in Glen Echo Park. We  are officially open with limited exhibits. Our grand opening date is September 19th, 2015.  We have live animal exhibits as well as static displays … Continue reading

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