Ocean Bound

Explore Watersheds, Rivers and Oceans

May 20 – July 31, 2022 | Freeman Gallery, Level 1

Embark on a journey through our watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our ocean. Ocean Bound! presents fun environmental science for the whole family.

  • Make it rain in a 3-D watershed model
  • Pilot a full-size “submersible” from a mountain stream all the way to the ocean, discover aquatic species and habitats along the way
  • Be a biologist and find out fun facts about these animals and their environments
  • Guide “water” safely through a hazardous maze - but watch out for oil, mined metals, and animal waste
  • Turn cranks to divert “pollutants” as they travel through stormwater drains in an 8-station interactive ball machine
  • Curl up with a book or play with early childhood exhibits inside the Riverside Clubhouse

What can YOU do in your watershed to protect our ocean? Find out in Ocean Bound!


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Ocean Bound! is included with general admission to the Science Center. Additional tickets are required for the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, Dorrance Planetarium and featured exhibition. Children under 3 are always FREE.

Ocean Bound! was developed by the Sciencecenter and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).