See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
So we may have a shutdown. That means no work, no pay and no free Smithsonian museums. But here are some fun options that might provide for happy memory making in the midst of our area’s chaotic closures. For more information on these places, click the bold text.
The National Aquarium opened its new Blacktip Reef exhibit this summer in Baltimore. Since the National Zoo is closed, take your budding marine biologists to this seemingly endless aquarium and see the new shark display for extra thrills. Unlike the National Zoo, there is a rather hefty entrance fee: $34.95; $29.95 seniors; $21.95 children ages 3-11.The National Aquarium
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.