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World Oceans Day Celebration

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Come celebrate World Oceans Day at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium on June 8. This family-friendly event will feature concurrent activities such as crafts, exhibitors, seining programs, behind the scenes tours and more from 10 am to 3 pm.  Regular admission rates apply  ($4 for adults and $3 for children (4-17 years old)). 

8 am-10 am                           Beach Clean-up at Jetty Park, Ft Pierce

10 am                                     Kayak tour to Wesley Island with Environmental Resources Department

10:30 am                               Feeding Frenzy Tour

11 am                                     Behind-the-Scenes Tour

11:30 am                               Seining demonstration

11:30 am                               Kayak tour to Wesley Island with Environmental Resources Department

12:30 pm                               Seining demonstration

1 pm                                       Kayak tour to Wesley Island with Environmental Resources Department

1:30 pm                                 Behind-the-Scenes Tour

2 pm                                       Seining demonstration

2:30 pm                                 Snack Time Feeding Tour

3 pm                                       Event Ends

In addition to the above scheduled events, these activities will be on-going throughout the event:


Make Your Own Reusable Straw! Plastic straws are some of the most common trash items found in the oceans. Americans use up to 300 million straws a day, and most of them are not recycled! Kids can make their own reusable straws out paper and beeswax for a long-lasting alternative to plastic straws.

Aquarium Mad Libs! Take our Aquarium Mad Libs Challenge!

Special Video: NOAA’s Trash Talk! Find this informative video playing on a loop in our Discovery Room. This short documentary outlines why trash in our oceans, and in particular plastic, is so hazardous to marine life and what we can do to help.

Sea Turtles Rock! Rock Painting Paint your own sea turtle on a rock and then hide it for others to find. Help raise awareness about sea turtle conservation!


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