Join us for our fourth annual Underwater Parks Day, celebrating the implementation of marine protected areas (known as MPAs) in Southern California.
Visitors will receive a free canvas tote bag and will be encouraged to create their own underwater parks scene on their bags at the Aquarium’s craft station. Interactive games and activities are designed for all to learn how to help improve the health of the ocean.
Just as parks on land are established to preserve and protect wildlife, MPAs will help protect underwater marine resources like fish and kelp forests for future generations to enjoy. Plans set forth by the Marine Life Protection Act of 1999 called for a network of MPAs along the California coast. These new Southern California MPAs help complete the network as they join other MPAs in Central and Northern California.