The National Aquarium to Close After 128 Years

1,500 aquarium animals will be moved to other locations

   

An aquarium that’s been around for over a century in the nation’s capital is closing its doors.

The Washington Post reports that the National Aquarium in Washington, DC is shutting down after the last visitors leave on Monday. The aquarium — located near the National Mall — has been around since 1885 but it must now move out of the U.S. Department of Commerce due to renovations.

The site has long-been a tourist attraction and the home of about 1,500 animals. The fish, turtles and other animals from the National Aquarium will be moved elsewhere including the National Aquarium in Baltimore.


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