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DC aquarium open later for Cherry Blossom Festival

Tuesday - 3/19/2013, 11:39am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Aquarium in Washington is holding extended hours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The aquarium's extended hours begin Wednesday and continue through April 14.

The aquarium is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the cherry blossom festival, however, it will be open until 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The aquarium has more than 1,500 animals. It is located on 14th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue NW. Tickets are $9.95 for adults.


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