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 32 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!

2023 Sample 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:

  • SSC Marine Mammal Rescue
  • Blue Ocean Society
  • The Gundalow Company
  • NH Sea Grant
  • UNH Coastal Marine Laboratory
  • Educational Passages
  • UNH Marine Docents
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Surfrider
  • NH Community Food
10:30-11:30amSSC Marine Science Fellowship Research Project Poster Presentations/Science Symposium
10:30am-12:30pmGo inside Blue Ocean Society’s inflatable whale, Ladder
10:30am-12:30pmDIY Beach cleanup presented by Blue Ocean Society
11am-2pmRoots Food Truck (near playground) and Chubba Wubba’s Sweets & Refreshments
11amTide Pooling for Tots (sign up at event)
11:30amTide Pooling  (sign up at event)
12:30pmTide Pooling  (sign up at event)

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.

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.