Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

May 27, 2016 – September 5, 2016

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Throughout the Zoo Floor Plan

This summer, experience Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans. Placed throughout the Smithsonian's National Zoo, the sculptures represent more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean's deadliest predator—trash.