Families can look forward to an exciting line-up of programmes, including a specially curated photo exhibition, immersive art installations – all revolving around ocean sustainability.
Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Date: 2 Jun to 13 Aug 2023
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)
Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future
S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest is back for its fourth edition in its bid to continue inspiring families to protect the world’s oceans. In line of World Oceans Day, learn how everyone can contribute to marine conservation at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future happening from 2 June to 13 August 2023. The event invites families to examine the interdependence between humans and oceans through the lens of marine life affected by human activity, as well as learn about the state of the oceans and responsible use of ocean resources. Here's taking a closer look at what you can expect at Ocean Fest 2023:
One-Of-A-Kind Art Installations: Bold Beauty
The impact of human behavior on oceans is also reimagined through thought-provoking art installations by local artists Victor Emmanuel and Stellah Lim in Bold Beauty. Victor Emmanuel’s ‘Cumulative’ is a progressive four-part series of sculptures which showcases the many ways that an organism is affected by single use plastics and microplastics, while ‘Mistaken Identity’ by Stellah Lim is a demonstration of how single-use plastics are recycled and manipulated to resemble marine animals.
Photo Exhibition: Eyes On Our Oceans
Step into a possible future of a dystopic ocean with the Eyes On Our Oceans photo exhibition in S.E.A. Aquarium. The rare and provocative photographs are curated from The Ocean Agency – an international non-profit organisation dedicated to marine conservation – touch on a variety of topics, such as ocean diversity, responsible fishing and marine debris.
Educational Booths: Waves Of Hope
Visit the educational booths to be inspired by the environmental efforts and solutions from Singapore’s youths and advocates. There’ll also be a pledge wall and fun volunteer programmes for you to show your support.
Citizen Science Booth
Date: 5 to 16 Jun 2023
From 5 to 16 June 2023, visit the Citizen Science Booth to find out more about S.E.A. Aquarium’s Citizen Science Programme. Families and the community at large can sign up as volunteers, who will receive training and participate in a survey to monitor Singapore’s marine biodiversity. This serves to generate awareness and appreciation of local biodiversity, which will contribute to marine research in Singapore.
Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme Booth
Date: 20 to 30 Jun 2023
From 20 to 30 June 2023, check out the Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme Booth for poster presentations of think-tank solutions by youths. These presentations have been curated from the Youth Ocean Ambassador Programme, where youths aged 15 to 18 invent modern solutions for specific marine issues.
Pledge Wall & Fun Volunteer Programmes
To round off the experience at Ocean Fest, families can pledge their commitment to protect the oceans at the pledge wall. The wall also includes information and a QR code to sign up for beach clean-ups and become S.E.A. Aquarium volunteers.
Once Upon A Tide
In Once Upon A Tide at Ocean Dome, be transported into tales of a fisherman’s greed and a brave crab through meaningful video stories by celebrated storyteller Kamini Ramachandran. Drawing inspiration from her extensive repertoire, Kamini's stories serve as a powerful reminder to cherish our oceans and their invaluable resources
Ocean Fest 2023: One Shared Future is included in regular admission to S.E.A. Aquarium. Tickets retail from S$43/Adult and S$32/Child.
For more information on the event, visit this link.
Junior Ocean Protector Programme
Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Date: 27 May to 25 Jun 2023 (Fri to Sun)
Time: 9am to 3pm
Fee: SGD428 (includes a S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day ticket for 1 adult + 1 child)
S.E.A. Aquarium’s Junior Ocean Protector also returns from 27 May till 25 June 2023, but with a twist! Both children and adults can participate in the programme, where they go on a guided trail to uncover interesting facts about marine animals.
Each six-hour session also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes access at the aquarium – participants get to join Aquarists as they prepare food for the marine animals, see a shark’s egg up close and learn more about the lifecycle of sea jellies.
There is even a craft workshop to teach participants how to assemble a portable microscope and use it to see tiny artemia – or brine shrimp – from S.E.A. Aquarium in detail.
The Junior Ocean Protector programme is for children aged 7 to 12 and an accompanying adult.
Tickets are now available at S$428 and includes a S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day ticket for one adult and one child. Additional child ticket is available as add-on.
- 1 x S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day Adult Ticket
- 1 x S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day Child Ticket (ages 7 to 12)
- 2 x Bento Lunch
- 2 x Programme Lanyard
- 1 x Badge, Activity Book and Certificate
- 1 x Goodie Bag
- Access to S.E.A. Aquarium back-of-house
For more information on S.E.A. Aquarium’s Junior Ocean Protector programme and registration details, please visit this link.