Location: Throughout the Aquarium

Special marine mammal programming

Marine Mammals Day

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for special marine mammal programming at the Aquarium.


There will be ongoing programs for visitors to learn about and advocate for marine animals at the Aquarium and around the world.

Visitors are invited to practice their observation and research skills and think like a scientist while collecting data on northern fur seals and California sea lions. 

Stop by the Coral Corner on Level 1 near rockhopper penguin exhibit. Our educators will assist all participants.  

Hear about the advocacy efforts of the Aquarium for marine mammals and then participate by writing postcards to members of Congress asking for their support of science-based policies to protect North Atlantic right whales.

 There will also be an activity on right whale migration.

Learn the “scoop on poop” on Level 2. See how our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life scientists use feces to study hormone levels of northern fur seals and other animals. 


Find out what makes an animal a mammal during this Level 3 activity.


Make sure to stop by the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center and the Atlantic Harbor Seal Exhibit to take in an informative training session for our marine mammals. 

Harbor Seal Training Sessions are offered at 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 3:45 p.m. at the Aquarium’s Front Plaza.

California Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Training Sessions are offered at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 5 p.m. at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center.