World Oceans Day: June 8

Why should I celebrate the ocean?

The world’s ocean:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!


How can I celebrate?


Visit the Aquarium Pyramid and watch one of the spectacular underwater 3D moves for just $24.95. You can see “Secret Ocean 3D,” then go view these unique animals in person. Or be sure to check out the new “Humpback Whales 3D,” before seeing some of Moody Gardens’ biggest aquatic residents like the sea lion or the brown shark.


Show the world how you plan on helping the ocean by participating in Selfie for the Sea. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself doing something for the ocean, then tag your photos with #WorldOceansday and #MoodyGardens (or email them to us at and we'll feature some of the best photos on our website and social media sites. Here are some ideas of where you can take your selfies:

The Better Bag Challenge

We use over 1 million disposable plastic bags every minute. It’s time to change that! For #WorldOceansDay this year, take The Better Bag Challenge. Pledge to use zero disposable plastic bags for a whole year – the ocean will thank you! @World Oceans Day

CLICK HERE to sign up

CLICK HERE to download our Ocean Conservation Notes where you'll learn ways that Moody Gardens participates in conservation in relation to:

  • Coral Reefs
  • Marine Debris
  • Overfishing
  • Endangered animals

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