Family and Childrens Programs

Milstein Science Series: Ocean Locomotion

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ocean Locomotion

Whales, dolphins, and sea turtles navigate the world’s oceans using their flippers and fins. Crabs scurry, while octopuses use jet propulsion. Locomotion is essential to escape predators, hunt for food, and find mates. Discover more about marine animals in motion with performances, live animals, and presentations from marine biologists. 

Exploration Stations | 11 am – 4 pm
Look at Museum collections, talk with scientists, and engage in hands-on activity stations.

Meet the Experts | Noon & 2:30 pm
Join scientists John CalambokidisFabien CousteauFrank Fish, and Lori Marino,as they discuss their research on whales, dolphins, and bioinspiriation. An audience Q&A, moderated by Museum Curator, Mark Siddall, to follow.

Interactive Performance | 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Learn about shark, octopus, and sea turtle locomotion through an interactive presentation complete with puppetry, props, and touchable artifacts with the Center for Aquatic Sciences.