You could dress up like a North Atlantic right whale. Learn about ways to keep the oceans clean. See what a right whale sees. And draw about what you learned.

These were some of the many activities available at the fifth annual New England Right Whale Festival held Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the New England Aquarium on Boston’s waterfront.

Co-hosted by the Aquarium and The Calvineers, a group of more than a dozen seventh- and eighth-graders who traveled from the Adams School in Castine, Maine, the festival provided a chance to learn from scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, other local researchers, and educators about the efforts taking place in our backyard to protect this highly endangered species. 

Pictures from this year’s event:

Participating Organizations for 2018

The groups and organizations that participated were: 

Coming Up: World Oceans Day

Looking for even more fun? Be a part of World Oceans Day at the Aquarium on Sunday, June 10. Vendors can also sign up for this event.

Past Festivals

Read about and see photos from the 2017 New England Right Whale Festival and who won our contests.