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On Saturday June 6, volunteer at one of our beach cleanups, then visit us at Central Wharf on Sunday, June 7, for a World Oceans Day celebration on our plaza. Bring the family—it's a great way to help clean up our local beaches, raise awareness for ocean conservation and meet others who share your passion for the ocean and the magnificent creatures who inhabit it!

Beach Cleanup

Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gather your family and friends to volunteer at one of three regional beach cleanups Designed to educate the public about ways we can all live with greater consideration for the environment and the oceans, the first annual World Oceans Day Weekend at the New England Aquarium will feature beach clean-up campaigns on Saturday, June 6, in Revere, South Boston, and Quincy. Gather your family and friends to volunteer! We will provide all of the gloves, garbage bags and safety instructions necessary, and our educators will be present to answer questions and explain the unusual objects, both man-made and natural, found on these urban beaches. Volunteers will receive a coupon for one free child's admission with purchase of an adult ticket to the Aquarium, to be used June 6 or 7.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. We encourage you to use public transportation to travel to the beaches. The event is free, but online registration is required.

Oceans Day Festival

New England Aquarium Plaza
Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the Aquarium on June 7 for our first annual outdoor World Oceans Day Festival on our main plaza. This family-friendly and Earth-friendly event will feature interactive games, activities, eco-friendly giveaways and music. DJs from Boston's solar-powered radio station, The River, will provide entertainment, and Polar Beverages will be on site with free samples and giveaways. Plus, children can participate in a massive art project that will go up in the Aquarium's Harbor View Café by illustrating their answers to the question "What does the ocean mean to you?" Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with experts from local organizations about the important work being conducted here in New England, and as always, exhibits throughout the Aquarium will highlight simple steps your family can take to help protect our blue planet.

Register for a Beach Cleanup:

Carson Beach, South Boston
Meet at the Castle Island parking lot. For more information, visit http://www.bostonharborwalk.com/placestogo/location.php?nid=6&sid=44 Register online View map
Wollaston Beach, Quincy
Meet at the beach adjacent to the Wollaston Yacht Park (692 Quincy Shore Dr., Quincy). For more information, visit http://www.tbha.org/programs_beaches_wollastonbeach.htm Register online View map
Revere Beach, Revere
Meet across the street from Kelly’s Roast Beef (410 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere).
For more information, visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/revere.htm
Register online View map