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Audubon Naturalist Society

Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. 301/652-9188 or www.audubonnaturalist.org

• The largest and oldest independent environmental organization in the region.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Admission $12.95-$21.95, with a range of packages at $14.95-$28.95. 410/576-3800, 410-659-4278, www.aqua.org. Tickets through the Web site or ticketmaster.com, both with service charges.

• Hundreds of exhibits with more than 16,500 animals. Popular exhibits include “Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes,” “Frogs! A Chorus of Colors,” “Play! The Dolphin Show” and the new 4-D Immersion Theater. See the Web site for details.

National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Commerce building, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; last admission 4:30 p.m. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving. Admission $2.50-$5. 202/482-2825, www.nationalaquarium.com

• Animal keeper talks and animal feedings 2 p.m. daily: sharks Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; piranhas Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday; alligators Friday.

National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Grounds open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, buildings 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through March 31. Free. 202/633-4800, nationalzoo.si.edu

Planetarium: Arlington Schools

1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703/228-6070.

• Public multimedia programs 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday during school year. “Stars Tonight” program, live interactive talk with the planetarium director and a dome full of stars, 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month (second Monday when first Monday falls on a legal holiday) during school year. Doors open 15 minutes before the show. No reservations needed. $2, $3.

Planetarium: The Einstein Planetarium, National Air and Space Museum

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