What is Underwater Parks Day? Let’s Dive In!

What is Underwater Parks Day?
It’s a celebration of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), aka underwater parks. These areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy. The network consists of 124 MPAs all along the California coastline! Many local marine centers and aquariums hold special events for Underwater Parks Day. How will you celebrate?


Underwater Parks Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Underwater Parks Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

Underwater Parks Day at Heal the Bay Aquarium in Santa Monica

What better way to show our appreciation for the coastline than to go and see one? Go on a guided tidepool walk to visit and learn about little marine life critters.

Tidepool Walks at Crystal Cove Beach

Capture the King Tide Nature Walk in Dana Point

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

Weekend Tidepool Walk with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Jurassic Quest with Ancient Oceans at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Little Mermaid Sing-Along in La Mirada

Shark Lagoon Night at Aquarium of the Pacific

Whale and Marine Life Tour at Ocean Institute


For even more fun, see our list of Aquariums & Marine Life Centers and Boats & Ships Attractions.





This post was written by Alina Na

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