Celebrate ‘Earth Week’ at the Ocean Explorium during April school vacation, with themed programs and activities each day, leading up to Earth Day on April 22.
Science experiments, hands-on learning activities, arts and crafts, and special Science on a Sphere® presentations will all highlight our planet and demonstrate such earthly phenomena as currents and climate, the moving earth, and more.
A week-long ‘Exploration Camp’ is also planned, for students 6 to 12 years of age, from 9 until noon each day. Each morning, campers will engage with the living exhibits before the Ocean Explorium opens for the day. They will also create science projects, art works and, on Wednesday, take a two-hour excursion to explore New Bedford’s inner and outer harbor, above and below the surface.
Earth Day celebrations begin early this year, with the Earth Eve Parade on AHA! Night, Thursday, April 11. This annual event in downtown New Bedford will include an Ocean Explorium float created by UMass Dartmouth students, featuring Science on a Sphere®.
The Ocean Explorium will be open every day during vacation week, from Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19, 10 am to 4 pm. Daily activities include fish feedings, Sphere presentations, guided tours, touch tanks, and great learning opportunities from our educators.