Join us for special celebrations throughout the year. From World Oceans Day to the Marine Masquerade there’s something for everyone.
Here are a few of the fun events we celebrate. Check out our calendar for a complete list.
Each April, our Earth Day celebration includes free admission for anyone arriving via people power (bicycle, walking, etc.) or via public transportation. Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth!
World Oceans Day
Celebrate our blue planet! Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Oceans Day is the perfect time to learn how to protect the 71 percent of our planet that’s blue. Come get empowered to make a lasting difference for the future. World Oceans Day is celebrated in June each year.
Kids – dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish – and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, a shipwreck story, costume parade, music, and more. Held each year in October.
Jingle Shells Art and Crafts Festival
Our annual winter holiday celebration features local artists and crafts people who will tempt you with their ocean- and nature-inspired gifts. Children will enjoy crafts, musical performances, and our exhibit hall during the excitement of the holidays. The festivities typically culminate outdoors at dusk (about 5:45 p.m.) as we light up the night sky with Ms. Blue, our awesome blue whale skeleton!