World Ocean Family Day

 Father and daughter sift through fossil shark teeth

Image credit: James Di Loreto, Smithsonian

FREE ticketed event

Celebrate World Ocean Day at the National Museum of Natural History and explore how your family can help keep our ocean plastic-free with activities for kids of all ages and their adults.

  • Connect. Experience the ocean's countless possibilities and see how your family is directly connected to the ocean.
  • Dive in. Test your ocean skills through interactive, hands-on activities.
  • Talk to ocean experts. Meet scientists and community leaders, hear about local, positive ocean stories, and learn about possible careers.
  • Make a difference. Discover easy family choices that can have a big impact on keeping our ocean plastic-free.

Accessibility Information

The National Museum of Natural History is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. Please contact 202-633-3611 or email for access services. To view and print a map with accessible entrances, curb cuts, designated parking, and more for Smithsonian facilities on the National Mall, please download the Accessibility Map here. 

Sign Language Interpretation

If you would like to have a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning (CART), you should call (202) 633-3611 or send an e-mail to Please allow time to schedule the request by contacting the Accessbility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accomodate last-minute requests.


Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

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