New England Whale Festival

Join us for the New England Whale Festival!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Beach Clean up co-hosted by Cisco Brewers and Friends of Wollaston Beach 9-11 AM

New England Whale Festival at Marina Bay, with Cisco Brewers bringing a slice of Nantucket to the Festival with a pop-up featuring its award-winning craft beer and wine! 11 AM - 3 PM

Click the video above to see highlights of 2018's Whale Festival!

Video courtesy of Elie Honein

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Connect with diverse exhibitors focused on marine conservation, education, water recreation, and safe boating.

The annual New England Whale Festival features exhibits promoting marine conservation and boater education, with:

This free festival takes place rain or shine, is dog-friendly, and just plain FUN for everyone!

Highlights

MARINE DEBRIS STATION

Come talk trash with us! Sift through the sand and learn about the top culprits contributing to an unhealthy ocean. and how we can make our oceans healthy.

BONES & BALEEN

Always a favorite, WDC has real whale baleen and bones for you to view and touch. Find out how big a whale rib really is - you may be surprised!

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Life sized inflatable whale wih students sitting in front

INFLATABLE RIGHT WHALE

Meet Delilah, a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale! Step inside and see her lungs, skeleton, skull, and baleen!

RIGHT WHALE OBSTACLE COURSE

This is a fun and interactive activity for kids and adults to learn about threats to the right whale population, as well as other whales of New England.

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BOATER EDUCATION BOOTHS

WDC, the Environmental Police, and the Quincy Police Department's Marine Division will have information stations set up, with representatives from each organization. The Quincy police will be offering free boat rides, too!

WELCOME ABOARD!

Climb aboard the R/V Auk, the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's 50 ft., multi-purpose research vessel, and speak with representatives from the sanctuary.

All-day parking at Squantum Point Park is $5.00

From there it is a 5 minute walk along the boardwalk to the Festival