World Ocean Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023

Time: 10am–2pm

Thank you for joining us for a fantastic World Ocean Day Celebration in 2022. Please check back for updates on our 2023 event, to be held on Sunday, June 11th.

World Ocean Day is a global celebration to honor and celebrate our one shared ocean that connects us all. WOD supports SSC’s mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet. Let’s all come together to celebrate and take action for our shared blue planet—one ocean and one climate—which connect us all. This year is extra special as we are celebrating 30 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, food trucks, and more!

2022 Schedule of Events 

Schedule subject to change.

10 am-2 pm Food vendors, featuring Lexie’s Burger Bus.
10 am-2 pm Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine Exhibition Opening
10 am-2 pm Ocean Champion Partner Booths
  NH Community Seafood
  The Gundalow Company
  EDALHAB Engineers
  NH SeaGrant
  SSC Marine Mammal Rescue
  UNH Coastal Marine Lab
  UNH Marine Docents
  Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  SSC Marine Science Fellows
10 am Seine netting with Marine Science Fellows at Frost Point
Must arrive at SSC at 9:30 am; register here.
10:30 am Tide Pooling  Sign up on site.
11 am-1 pm Blue Ocean Society’s Ladder, the life-size inflatable whale.
11:30 am Tide Pooling  Sign up on site.
11:30 am Tide Pooling for Tots  Sign up on site.
12:30 pm DIY Beach Cleanup with Blue Ocean Society
12:30 pm Marine Science Fellows Presentations in GILS
1:30 pm Ocean Trivia under the tent
2 pm Thank you and birthday cake!


Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine Exhibition Opening

In addition to all of the fun activities of the day, be sure to explore our completely redesigned Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine Exhibition, opening today!



Members: $5  Not a member? Join now and attend for just $5 and enjoy many other great benefits!

Ages 13-Adult:  $15
Seniors (65+):  $13
Active Duty Military** & Veterans (with ID):  $13
Ages 3-12:  $10
Under age 3:  FREE

Please carpool to help conserve our carbon emission and footprint!


World Ocean Day General Admission
World Ocean Day Member Admission
World Ocean Day Pass Holder Admission


Help make this a  Zero Waste event! 

Bring your refillable bottle, or purchase one on-site for just $5.


Corporate Partnership

Special thanks to corporate partner Comcast, New Hampshire State Parks, and in-kind supporter Centrus Digital.


Corporate Partnership Opportunities

To learn about how your company can gain great exposure and benefits for your employees by sponsoring this popular event, please contact Natalee Martin at 603-436-8043, ext. 10 or [email protected].


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