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August 10, 2007

Weekend Watch: Shark Day at the National Aquarium

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Last weekend my visiting in-laws took our daughter to one of the little-known spots I recommended in the first edition of my book - the National Aquarium in DC (the nation's oldest!).

This small 100+-year-old aquarium, perfect for young children with short attention spans, is located in the basement of the Commerce Building downtown (14th St. at Constitution Ave.) And THIS Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., they're hosting Shark Day. The sharks will be fed around 2 p.m.! Kids can also hear special keeper talks, dig for fossil shark teeth in the aquarium's dig area, and do shark crafts.

The aquarium is in the midst of a renovation - but if your kid doesn't mind some of the official name markers missing from exhibits and that sort of thing (mine certainly didn't), it won't make a bit of difference.

Posted by Sarah at 10:06 AM.