San Diego is proud to join hundreds of conservation organizations and thousands of individuals from countries around the world to celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8th) and help raise awareness about the important ways we can protect our oceans.
This year, World Oceans Day is themed around the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss classic, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” and since Dr. Seuss was a local San Diegan, we’re excited to celebrate his legacy.
We’re so excited in fact, that we’re starting the party a little early with a number of fun events taking place this weekend:
Attractions and Museums
- The San Diego Zoo will host a World Oceans Day snow sculpture building contest with polar bear “judges” and a reading of the book, with help from sea lions, on at 11 a.m. on June 5.
- SEA LIFE Aquarium will celebrate in Seussian-style with an underwater reading of the book at 11 a.m., Seuss-themed arts & crafts, games and caricature portraits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 5.
On the Water
- Surf Diva will host a paddle out and reading of the book in the Pacific Ocean at 11:30 a.m. on June 5.
- Hornblower Harbor Cruises will offer Seuss-themed face painting free for children aboard all six of their green-themed, narrated Harbor Cruises on beautiful San Diego Bay on June 5.
- The Bahia Belle will provide special children’s cruises around Mission Bay with songs, games and activities from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on June 4-6.
- Omni San Diego Hotel offers an “Oceans of Life” hotel package during June 1 – December 30.
- The Grand Del Mar will host a World Oceans Day Coloring Contest, a reading of the book and other activities from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on June 5.
- The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will host a reading of the book at 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble in Hazard Center followed by a trolley ride through Mission Valley on June 5.