Right Whale Festival 2019!

Sunday, May 5
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Harbor View Terrace Tent
New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium, Conservation Law Foundation, and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs are coming together to host the annual Right Whale Festival, here on Central Wharf in Boston. The Right Whale Festival is a celebration of efforts to help protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. This year’s festival is focused on youth activation and will feature family-friendly activities and a whale-themed community art project, as well as presentations by the Adams School Calvineers. There will also be a discussion with Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life scientists and activists working to save the right whale, moderated by photojournalist and Explorer-In-Residence Brian Skerry.

This year’s festival also features a special art exhibition and awards ceremony to honor students who participated in the 2019 Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge, presented by Bow Seat and CLF, which invited K-12 students from the Gulf of Maine region to use their creative voices to raise awareness of the right whale and the need for conservation of marine ecosystems.

Join us to celebrate the students, educators, scientists, advocates, and artists working in our backyard to protect this highly endangered whale.

This event is free; Aquarium admission is not included.

Thank you to our co-sponsors

Visitors learn about right whales at the New England Right Whale Festival on May 6, 2018.
Visitors learn about North Atlantic right whales during the 2018 New England Right Whale Festival at the New England Aquarium.

Save the Date: World Oceans Day

Looking for even more fun? Be a part of World Oceans Day at the Aquarium on Sunday, June 9, 2019.