Make the National Aquarium in Washington, DC Part of Your Inauguration Experience

December 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Aquarium in
Washington, DC extends a warm, watery welcome to the anticipated millions
traveling to the nation’s capital to attend inaugural festivities for
President-elect Barack Obama. All in one location, the Aquarium offers a
unique opportunity to uncover “America’s Aquatic Treasures(TM)” from the reefs
off of the Golden Gate Bridge to the majestic Mississippi River to the Florida
Keys. Located just one block from the Washington Monument, the nation’s oldest
Aquarium is a must-see attraction that offers a 45-minute relaxing,
family-friendly experience for an affordable price.

Serving visitors since 1931 from the Department of Commerce building, the
newly refurbished National Aquarium in Washington, DC is home to over 250
species. The aquarium features shark, eel, gators and reptiles, including a
new adorable “head start” baby loggerhead turtle. Special exhibits highlight
the animals and habitats of the National Marine Sanctuaries Program and
freshwater ecosystems of the United States, as well as conservation hot spots
such as the Amazon.

“We welcome visitors from around the world visiting the nation’s capital
for this historic presidential inauguration,” said National Aquarium Executive
Director Bob Ramin. “The National Aquarium in Washington, DC is a first-rate
attraction whether you’re a first time visitor or a returning local. We are
conveniently located near the National Mall and offer a fun, intimate
experience at a reasonable price for families looking for a respite from the
monument dash. We hope visitors will add it to their must-see list.”

The National Aquarium was recently named the 2008 “Best Downtown
Experience” by the Washington, DC Business Improvement District. The award
followed the aquarium’s five-year renovation effort in conjunction with its
new partnership with the National Aquarium in Baltimore and $1.5 million in
grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

National Aquarium in Washington, DC:

Discover America’s Aquatic Treasures(TM) at the National Aquarium in
Washington, DC located in the Commerce Building on 14th Street between
Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues in NW Washington, DC, 20230. General
Admission $7; seniors and military, $6; ages 2-10, $3; younger than 2, free.
Visit nationalaquarium.org or call 202-482-2825. The National Aquarium in
Washington, DC is a private, non-profit organization that relies on private
and public support and admission revenue to operate.

SOURCE National Aquarium

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