Clean, Create, and Connect with Nature

Join us and other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America in celebrating Party for the Planet, starting on Earth Day, continuing through Endangered Species Day, and ending on World Ocean Day. We’re planning a mix of in-person and virtual programming to help connect with our aquarium community, celebrate the world’s biodiversity, and share ways we can take action to make a difference together.

This webpage will be updated with new events and activities as they become available. 

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  1. Earth Day • Thursday, April 22

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  2. New England Aquarium researchers view North Atlantic right whales

    Endangered Species Day • Friday, May 21

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  3. rescuers walk toward water on beach

    World Ocean Day • Tuesday, June 8

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Activity Calendar

This calendar will be updated on a rolling basis as events are confirmed.

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April 22 • 9:00 a.m.

Facebook Live: Party for the Planet Kick-off

Join Aquarium Educators Nick and Taylor as they talk about how you can get involved in Party for the Planet activities.

Watch on Facebook

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April 30 – May 9 

City Nature Challenge

Run by the Community Science teams at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, this annual collaboration-meets-friendly-competition shows not only what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal, but also which city can gather the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the event.

Take Part in the Challenge