Visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium This Summer


Get hands on with nature at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. This discovery center and learning space is geared toward small children – toddlers and early elementary – to get an up-close view of the unique Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Live animals like crabs, turtles, and fish are on display to observe, or kids can try the touch tank experiences with giant sea snails and more. Make the most of your visit by stopping during Friday’s story time, or playing in the giant sand box dubbed the GEPA beach. Plus, you’re right in Glen Echo Park to hit the playground after your visit and pack a picnic for lunch under the trees. 

Glen Echo Park Aquarium is also available for field trips and birthday parties, and has the knowledgeable and caring staff to make either event a success. Admission is just $7 for children and adults, or visit on Fridays for just $5 per person. Glen Echo Park Aquarium is located on MacArthur Boulevard, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.