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Glen Echo Park Aquarium
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812
By Appointment ONLY! Call or Text 571-334-8713 to schedule a visit. Under two years: FREE
Children two and older: $7.00
ONLY $100 – And good for a whole year from the date of purchase! Click here to fill out the online application!
Suspended…STORYTIME on $5 FRIDAY!
Every $5 Friday at 11:30 AM we present a special animal story about a courageous creature attempting to understand its purpose, and trying to make its way in the world. See EVENTS for a complete schedule and story titles!
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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