World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 08, 201310:00am - 5:00pm
All activities are included with the price of admission.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 8, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with activities and information about ocean conservation. The 2013 Theme, “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!”, focuses on getting involved with ocean conservation in our personal lives, with our communities, and globally.

On World Oceans Day, people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water that links all of us, for its beauty and bounty. The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network have promoted and coordinated the growing global celebration since 2002.

Scheduled Activities:

  • Big Ocean-Big Creatures: How big is a gray whale or a giant squid? Find out when you meet one of our life-sized inflatable sea animals! Pose for pictures while you size them up! 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
  • Something’s Fishy: Join us for a (fishy!) peek inside during a fish dissection led by a local fish biologist. Time TBD.
  • Seahorse Feeding: Join us in the Sea & Me exhibit to watch the majestic sea horses feeding! 2:00pm
  • Dive Presentations: Passages of the Deep. 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. Watch and speak live to our volunteer SCUBA divers as they swim among sharks and rays in this exhibit. The divers will share their experiences and insights about the animals and give you a glimpse into what it takes to maintain a world-class aquarium!
  • Dive Presentation: Oregon Kelp Forest. 11:00am Watch and speak live to our volunteer SCUBA divers as they swim among the rockfish, wolf eels and other fish in this exhibit.

On-going Activities:

  • World Ocean Bookmarks & Pledge Chain: Guests will be invited to make action pledges on behalf of the ocean. They will make a magnet to take home to remind them of their pledge and will add their pledge to a chain of pledges that will grow throughout the event.
  • Marine Debris Coral Sculpture: Get into the spirit of World Ocean Day while discovering how you can make a difference. Guests will be invited to create and add their own “coral branch” to our large community sculpture. The end result will be a large, colorful coral reef made from plastic and Styrofoam marine debris.
  • Ocean Discovery Stations: Visit hands on stations to discover what a sea otter feels like or how many teeth a shark has.
  • Ocean Partners: Visit stations hosted by guests from partner organizations such as NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries, Fishermen’s Wives and more whose work connects us to the World Ocean.