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Underwater Parks Day

At the Sea Center

January 18, 2020 / 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Underwater Parks Day is an annual festival celebrating marine protected areas: the underwater parks that preserve the biodiversity and abundance of ocean life.

Find out why underwater parks matter as you participate in ocean-themed activities and meet local experts in ocean conservation. Go on a scavenger hunt around the Sea Center and discover animals with unthinkable hidden talents. Learn why some sharks burp and what a Garibaldi’s favorite hobby is. You’ll even practice eating food the way a sea star does.

Free admission

For more information, contact Sea Center Programs Coordinator Tristin Mentry at 805-962-2526 ext. 103 or

Sponsored in part by the Associated Students Coastal Fund at UC Santa Barbara and NSF Grant OCE-1851194, EF-1921367 1921367.

Related Exhibition: Shark Cove, Intertidal Wonders, and JELLIES & Friends