Glen Echo Park Aquarium
Coming in March 2017....
NEW! Animal Storytime
Wednesdays, March 1 and 15 at 11am
NEW! Gills Club
A STEM-based education initiative connecting girls with female scientists,
sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation; for ages 5-12
Saturday, March 18, 10 - 11:30am
Registration Closed/ Program Full 2.22.17
More information coming soon!
Glen Echo Park Aquarium is the newest resident program at Glen Echo Park.
The Aquarium is a Chesapeake Bay discovery center.
The Glen Echo Park Aquarium (GEPA) is a Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center based in Glen Echo Park. The Aquarium is now open on weekends and includes live animal exhibits as well as static displays that help visitors appreciate and learn about our nation's largest estuary. Follow water's journey from rain clouds through the watershed to the Chesapeake Bay in our aquarium exhibit. See what organisms are affected along the way. Experience aquatic animals up close in our touch tank and learn what you can do to keep our watershed safe. Outside the aquarium, explore the grounds and see our GEPA skipjack as you learn about fishing in the Bay -- or pretend you are a pirate on an adventure!
In Spring & Summer 2017, Glen Echo Park Aquarium will present a variety of Discover Nature Summer Camps. Children will learn about the great outdoors, focusing on aquatic life and examining the Park's picturesque stream, Minnehaha Creek, as well as learning about sea creatures.
You can find out more information about Glen Echo Park Aquarium programs at their website: www.gepaquarium.org.
The aquarium is managed by Under the Sea, a live sea creature outreach company based in Northern Virginia, and has a partnership with the College of Exploration. Visit Under the Sea at www.touchthesea.org.
Entrance fee: $6 general public; $5 military and seniors
FREE for Children under 2
Fall and Winter:
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 11am to 4pm
*Hours subject to change; please call to confirm or visit gepaquarium.org for additional information.