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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.

Come help us clean up a stretch of Wollaston Beach! This is a collaborative effort sponsored by Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Cisco Brewers and Friends of Wollaston Beach.  You'll help with the data collection as the trash is gathered, and we'll share our findings with the city of Quincy. As a thank you, each volunteer will be given a coupon for a free beverage at Cisco Pop-up at the New England Whale Festival, right down the street at Marina Bay!

Meet at 9:00am on the beach in front of Tony's Clam Shop, 861 Quincy Shore Dr, Quincy, MA 02170

 

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

$5.00 all-day parking at Squantum Point Park.

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:

  • Onsite marine mammal scientists
  • Kid's activities
  • Free boat rides
  • Cisco Brewers Whales Tale Ale
  • and much more.

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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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.

INFLATABLE RIGHT WHALE

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

Life sized inflatable whale wih students sitting in front
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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!

All-day parking at Squantum Point Park is $5.00

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