Aquatic Resources Education Center
The Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) is a multi-use education and aquaculture center located in Anacostia Park in southeast Washington, DC.
Fish and Wildlife Biologists provide free environmental education programs and facility tours to students and the general public on aquatic environments and water resources. The AREC presents a unique opportunity for visitors to experience close encounters with more than 40 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and aquatic plants that can be found in the rivers, streams, and wetlands of the District as well as in the Chesapeake Bay.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 10am—2pm
Other hours (including weekends) by appointment only. The AREC is closed on Federal Holidays.