National Aquarium

National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center

National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center

Visitors to the National Aquarium in downtown Baltimore never see the behind-the-scenes work that goes into caring for animals that are sick, have been rescued or are preparing to join exhibits.

That will change after the opening next week of the aquarium’s new Animal Care and Rescue Center in the city’s historic Jonestown neighborhood, a $20 million state-of-the-art facility that’s been under construction for more than a year and will be open for tours on a limitied basis starting this summer.

The building, former offices at 901 E. Fayette St. the aquarium purchased for more than $4 million, has undergone more than $16 million in renovations as a replacement and expansion...

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