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What do you get when the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team up to create an exhibit about the ocean? Our breathtaking Sant Ocean Hall!



Dive in and Explore!

The Smithsonian and more than 20 collaborating organizations invite you to dive in to the new, award-winning Ocean Portal. Meet amazing creatures, explore the depths of the sea, and discover your own connection to the ocean.


Learn more. Do more. Find YOUR Blue.


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Glowing Sucker Octopus, Photo Courtesy of David Shale


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