Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium announces its program of events to celebrate a very special World Oceans Day, on 11 June. This year Galway Atlantaquaria will be donating a percentage of its takings to the RNLI Galway Lifeboat to recognise the volunteer work of the brave women and men who save lives at sea.
The theme of this year’s celebration is focused on ocean literacy, encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.
Galway Atlantaquaria is located along the Salthill promenade, Galway city. The aquarium hosts a wide variety of native marine species, educational exhibits and interactive tours for visitors to enjoy and learn about the sea. Join Galway Atlantaquaria and celebrate ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’ from 12pm until 5pm for a host of fun activities like: Mad Science with slime, goo and rockets, build a ‘bottle wave maker’, visit the pop up tent and learn about the animals, create a range of fun art prints, see the divers, meet the RNLI, try the ‘Mad Dash’, chill out in the AV ART room, play games, ‘Can you push a tonne of water’, launch of the new #OurOcean exhibit with down2earth materials and face painting from the wonderful Loopy Lou.
Garry Kendellen, event organiser said, “Our annual World Oceans Day celebrations brings in a whole lot of family fun events that encourage young people to appreciate the Ocean and its marine life, we are especially delighted to make a donation to the RNLI Galway Lifeboats who save lives at sea.”
You can keep up to date with all the events on the aquarium websitewww.nationalaquarium.ie and its social media Facebook and Instagram, or call 091-585100 for more details.