World Ocean Day Celebration

World Ocean Day is a global celebration to honor and celebrate the one shared ocean that connects us all. Our World Ocean Day Celebration supports our mission to inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet, so let’s all come together to celebrate and take action! 

About World Ocean Day

This year we are celebrating 33 years of providing exceptional coastal and ocean education! Meet local scientists, divers, artists, and conservationists who are passionate about protecting our one world ocean.

Mark your calendars and join us for hands-on games, educational activities, naturalist-led tide pooling sessions, and more!

2024 Schedule

We are still recruiting participants; check back for updates to the schedule.


Explore SSC’s exhibits, get hands-on at our indoor touch tanks, and learn about the fascinating creatures that live just off our coast. Plus, learn more at activity stations lead by SSC and partners:

  • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Educational Passages
  • Fish Printing with Bruce Iverson
  • The Gundalow Company
  • Hidden Coast Shellfish (local oyster farm)
  • Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective
  • NH Sea Grant, Gabby Bradt–NH Green Crab Project
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Portsmouth Scuba
  • Seacoast NH Climate Action Now (CAN)
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • SSC Marine Mammal Rescue
  • SurfRider Foundation, NH Chapter
  • UNH Coastal Marine Laboratory
10:30am-12pmSSC Marine Science Fellowship Research Project Poster Presentations/Science Symposium
10:30amSCUBA Demo with Portsmoth Scuba at the Drowned Forest

Grab a snack on site:

  • Pressed for Time Mobile Café
  • Ben & Jerry’s
11am-2pmVisit Ladder, Blue Ocean Society’s life-sized inflatable fin whale, under our tent
12-2pmTide Pooling offered every half-hour (sign up at event)
12:30-2pmBeach Cleanup with Blue Ocean Society

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Sponsoring our World Ocean Day Celebration is an excellent way for your company to reach families from across the region. To learn more, please contact us at 603-436-8043 or

Our Supporters

Special thanks go to our event supporters Centrus Digital and NH State Parks.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.