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Play Date at NMNH: World Ocean Day Celebration!

7 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Celebrate World Ocean Day with the National Museum of Natural History on Friday, June 7, 2024.
Join ocean scientists, researchers, and educators in the Sant Ocean Hall for an exciting series of interactive experiences celebrating our blue planet and exploring all the ways science and community action can connect us to our waterways


Come celebrate World Ocean Day with Play Date! Together, families will be invited to make observations of different ocean collection specimens, build different ocean landscapes for animals to explore through play, and learn more about marine debris through Washed Ashore art pieces.

All month long, Play Date at NMNH will continue celebrating World Ocean Day by exploring the many amazing creatures that call the ocean home (both present and past)!

The event is part of our drop-in program, Play Date at NMNH. Play Date at NMNH is a program designed for early learners and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome.

Location: This program is held in the Explorer Theater in the Sant Ocean Hall on the 1st floor of the museum.

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with advanced notice. However, accommodations may not be possible with less than two weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu.

Image Information: Green Sea Turtle in Hawaii

Image Credit: Ali Bayless, NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC

1st Floor, Explorer Theater – Sant Ocean Hall
Natural History Museum
Wheelchair accessible
Natural History Museum

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7 June
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


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National Museum of Natural History
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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