World Ocean Day, held annually on June 8, aims to raise awareness of the impact of human actions on the ocean, as well as mobilize and unite the world’s population in support for the sustainable management of the world's ocean.  

The Maritime Aquarium is expanding this day with our World Ocean Week celebration! Here are just some of the fun festivities we have planned:

Sippin' for the Mission

Wednesday, June 7 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a special after-hours event in support of our mission! Explore the Aquarium while enjoying beer tastings from our friends at Two Roads Brewery, as well as delicious bites. Plus, get up close to some of your favorite Aquarium residents during special animal encounters. This event is exclusively open to adults 21 and over. 

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Interactive Art Activity | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 8  

Local artist and activist Kat Owens will be joining us on World Ocean Day for a special hands-on activity! Kat's "Entangled and Ingested" project consists life-sized portraits of the animals harmed by plastic pollution by hand-sewing plastic film onto canvas. During this event, you can help Kat hand sew the film onto canvas to create a life-sized portrait of the humpback whale. No sewing experience or skills required! This activity is free with Aquarium admission. 

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Travel the Ocean with a TMA Passport

Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11 

This family-friendly activity will have guests traveling around the Aquarium for the chance to win awesome prizes! First, pick up a special passport at our Passport Control Booth at the entrance into Newman’s Own Hall. The journey then continues to special activity stations that represent each of the earth’s five ocean basins – Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern. After collecting stamps at each of the stations, drop your passport off at the designated spot for a chance to win fun prizes during daily drawings. This activity is free with Aquarium admission. 

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Our Pledge. Our Ocean.

June 5 - 11 

Take action by signing a pledge in support of the global commitment to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030 – also known as the 30x30 pledge. Kids' voices can be heard too by adding their names to our interactive pledge wall!

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Zero-Waste Sculpture Display

Starting June 5

Coral reef sculptures created by local artist and eco-activist Rachel DeCavage will be on display at the Aquarium beginning June 5! These upcycled sculptures – created with everyday materials like paper towel tubes, bubble wrap, and food containers – highlight the cost of plastic pollution.

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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