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SLEEP WITH THE FISH Oldest U.S. Aquarium Set To Close Steve Ruark/AP

Oldest U.S. Aquarium Set To Close

Just months after completing a $2 million renovation, the U.S.'s oldest continually operating public aquarium—open for 128 years—is most likely going to close on Monday. The National Aquarium is only 10,000-square-feet and has been operating out of the basement of the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C., but, it's going to run out of money unless a donor steps in to keep the aquarium going. If no one comes through, all of the wildlife, about 1,500 creatures in total, will have to be removed by March of 2014.

September 29, 2013 4:59 PM