World Oceans Day Festival at the Aquarium

Sunday, June 10, 2018
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Harbor View Terrace, New England Aquarium

All activities are free, open to the public, and do not require Aquarium admission!

NOTE: Aquarium admission is not included in the free activities.

Come celebrate our oceans with us! We are planning lots of fun learning, crafting, and play to help learn about our blue planet. We’re also inviting lots of like-minded groups with fun activities to help share the love for our oceans. 

Here are the activities and events that make this event so special: 

  • hands-on, family-friendly activities
  • seafood cooking demonstrations
  • sustainable seafood tastings
  • face time with scientists and local conservation groups
  • opportunities to learn how you can help protect the oceans, too!

We’re still planning the full lineup of partners and activities. Check back often to see what’s in store for you during our World Oceans Day festival on June 10, 2018!

Join us! We are welcoming like-minded organizations to celebrate oceans with us. If your organization offers opportunities for individuals, families, or groups to engaged in our shared environmental mission, we would like you to be part of our day! Register here.

2017 World Oceans Day Festival

See How Much Fun We Had!

  1. 2017 World Ocean Day Activities

    Reading Corner

    11:30 am: Dario and the Whale, Cheryl Lawton Malone

    12:00 pm: Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark, Heather Lang

    12:30 pm: Tybee Craddock and the North Atlantic Whale Mystery, Angela Kakabeeke

    1:00 pm: Dario and the Whale, Cheryl Lawton Malone

    1:30 pm: Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark, Heather Lang

    2:00 pm: Tybee Craddock and the North Atlantic Whale Mystery, Angela Kakabeeke 

    Presentation Tent:

    12:00 pm: Sustainable Seafood Cooking Demonstration, Chef Laura Brennan

    12:30 pm: Science of Sharks Presentation, John Mandelman, Ph.D., Vice President, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium

    1:00 pm: Sustainable Seafood Cooking Demonstratio, Chef Mike Hanley, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    1:30 pm: Ocean Stewardship Awards Ceremony

    2:00 pm: Climate Conversations Made Easy Presentation, Hannah Pickard, Education Programs Supervisor, New England Aquarium

  2. 2017 World Ocean Day Partners and Sponsors

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