World Ocean Day 2022

Join us on June 8, 2022 to celebrate World Ocean Day with activities centered around protecting our ocean for future generations.

By New England Aquarium on Thursday, June 02, 2022

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Activities Outside the Aquarium on Central Wharf Plaza:

“Ask a Scientist” booth

Scientists from the Aquarium’s research institute, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, will be on the plaza all day to answer questions about their work protecting our ocean and the whales, sharks, and turtles that live in it. Social media users will also have the opportunity to ask the scientists questions virtually.

Interactive Ocean Banner

Guests to Central Wharf can leave their mark in the form of a thumbprint on an ocean banner, acting as a pledge of support for protecting special places in our ocean.



Activities Inside the Aquarium:

Presentations at the Top of the Giant Ocean Tank

Our Conservation Learning team will lead short presentations about 30×30, the global initiative to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030.

Interactive Activity on Marine Protected Areas

Aquarium staffer showing an exhibit to a group of children

Educators in the second floor Temperate Gallery will lead an activity focused on migratory species, tracking where they are in the ocean and the importance of protecting key areas to ensure these animals can thrive.

Educational Signage

Signs throughout the main Aquarium building will draw attention to places in our ocean and what makes each special from the viewpoint of various animals.


Activities on Social:

“Ask a Scientist” on Social

If you can’t celebrate with us in person on Central Wharf, follow us on social to participate in “Ask a Scientist” virtually. Submit your questions for our scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life.


Let’s Take Action for the Ocean Together

Membership, volunteering, advocating, or attending events are just a few of the ways you can join us in protecting the blue planet.