World Ocean Day Family Festival

Join us for a day of fun and educational activities that celebrate the important role the world ocean plays in our lives, and learn ways you can help protect it. 

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time: 10am–2pm

World Ocean Day is a global celebration and collaboration for a healthier future for our ocean. Our health and our ocean’s health are connected. Over half of the oxygen we breathe is produced in the ocean, and the ocean is the heart of our planet, circulating heat and water and regulating our climate. Together, we can make a difference and keep our ocean healthy for future generations. Join us in honoring our ocean and do something to protect it!



Please check back for an updated schedule of events for 2019.


Sample Schedule

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ocean Activity Stations Offered by:

  • Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard STEM Docents
  • UNH Marine Docents 
  • Project Aware
  • One Fish Foundation
  • NHPBS 
  • Educational Passages

Other ocean-related crafts offered by MacaroniKids Seacoast, ReVision Energy, Rye Family Dental, Northeast Credit Union, Georgia Pacific Gypsum, NH State Parks, The Green Maids, and Ricci Lumber.

Kids of all ages, get your face painted for just $1, which goes directly to supporting our our ocean education mission.

Family March for the Ocean
On June 8th, citizens across our national will Wear Blue for the Ocean and March for our Ocean to help turn the tide and restore and protect our one World Ocean. Show your support and help us raise awareness of how critically important ocean health is for us, for future generations, and for our planet during our Family March for the Ocean. Wear blue or don your best ocean costume, create signs and decorate your strollers at our March for the Ocean activity table, and join our Family March for the Ocean. Because of the threat balloons present to marine animals, they are not allowed.

Inside Ladder the Life-size Inflatable Whale
Walk through the Blue Ocean Society’s Ladder, a 65 ft. inflatable whale, and learn all about how baleen whales eat and digest their food.

Squid Dissection
Learn all about the anatomy and physiology of squid during these hands-on, guided squid dissection sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: $5 per person.

Beach Cleanup
Join the Blue Ocean Society and do your part to help make our ocean a healthier and cleaner place! You’ll learn about the dangers marine debris pose to wildlife and humans.


Members receive free admission everyday! Learn more and join today.


Sponsor Opportunities

To learn about how your company can gain great exposure and benefits for your employees by sponsoring this popular event, please contact Nichole Rutherford at 603-436-8043, ext. 26 or [email protected].