Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Aquarium!

Once again, the New England Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day by offering an amazing line-up of ocean-themed activities, giveaways, seafood tastings, contests and more!

We’re teaming up with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to reprise Dr. Seuss’s beloved One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish characters to convey to kids the importance of protecting our oceans.

Sunday, June 5, 2011
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for this popular annual event. It’s a great way to learn about our ocean’s incredibly diverse creatures and habitats—and discover what we can do to take better care of them. Here is the lineup just a few of the day's free family activities!

Scavenger hunt
Win an original painting by one of our penguins (photo at right) and a Dr. Seuss “Keep our Ocean Clean” T-shirt.

Kayak demonstrations
Rolling rescues and re-entries off of the Aquarium dock (How do you get back in a kayak if you flip over.)

Music and refreshments
Mix 104.1 FM will be playing music and Polar Beverages will have samples, games and prizes.

Sea Perch ROV demo
Visitors can operate a Sea Perch—a small and simple remotely operated vehicle (ROV) designed for underwater use—and learn about how underwater vehicles are made and deployed to solve problems within the field of Ocean Engineering.

Hands on activities
Visit a variety of displays to learn about ocean conservation and marine life.

Plastic bag recycling
Bring your plastic grocery bags to recycle and get a free Stop and Shop tote bag.

Seafood tastings
These chefs will be demonstrating ocean-friendly recipes.
  • Alexis Girhiny – Le Cordon Bleu Cambridge (more info)
  • Tyrone Todman – New England Aquarium (more info)
  • Chris Kanaple – Renaissance Boston (more info)
  • Jose Duarte – Taranta Restaurant (more info)
These species will be featured.
  • One Fish – Mussels (more info)
  • Two Fish – Hybrid striped bass (more info)
  • Red Fish – Gulf wild red snapper
  • Blue Fish – Bluefish (more info)
Free 4:00 p.m. tasting with Barton Seaver
Plus there will be a special World Oceans Day sustainable seafood tasting featuring Chef Barton Seaver starting at 4:00 p.m. at The Reef on the Aquarium Plaza.

Stay tuned!
Check this page again soon for exciting updates on this fun, family-friendly event.

Click here for more about the prizes.

Social Media Ticket Contest
Share your thoughts about World Oceans Day on facebook and twitter this Friday, June 3, at noon for a chance to win tickets to the Aquarium and Simons IMAX Theatre. Get the details here.

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