World Ocean's Day is an international initiative that was started in 2003. Now a United Nations-sanctioned event, World Ocean's Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. In that spirit, the theme of 2016's event is "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet."
From 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th, the Zoo will celebrate ocean conservation along with millions around the globe. There will be family-friendly crafts, games and activities related to ocean conservation at the DeFouw Education Center. Come celebrate the wonderful things that the ocean does for us, and learn more about why ocean conservation matters.