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Celebrating Cephalopods

Part of Milstein Science Series

a mimic octopus swimming in open sea

Cephalopods like octopuses and squids have fascinated humans for millennia. In the last two decades, marine biologists have discovered many new species and documented intriguing and unexpected behaviors and adaptions within this diverse group of animals. Learn more about these marine marvels through performances, presentations, and live animal encounters at this family-friendly festival.


Schedule of Events

Check out what is happening on the Main Stage, and learn more about the expert talks, and musical performance.


Exploration Stations

Find out what all the ocean commotion is about at the Milstein Science Series. Look at Museum collections, talk with scientists, and engage in hands-on activities.



Dive deep into resources about cephalopods, and discover why they have been fascinating humans for millennia.


The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family. 

theBlu: Whale Encounter is provided courtesy of Wevr.

Ocean Rift is brought to you by Picselica.