Venice Oceanarium Pop-up On The Pier
Our weekly pop-up Marine Science exhibit draws thousands of locals and visitors.
Our oceanographic display includes rare specimens, shark jaws, and historical artifacts. Be a Citizen Scientist and help us gather ocean data from our water testing kits. Observe grains of sand and seawater samples under our microscopes. Read ocean-inspired poetry, draw, and learn about the sea life just beneath the pier. We have new enlightening programs every week.
The pier juts 1000 feet out over the open sea, with saltwater breezes and spectacular coastline views! Besides our marine specimens, you'll see migratory birds perched on the pilings, dolphins, interesting catches reeled in, and local surfer species. 😉
Currently, we’re looking for volunteers that can help on Sundays:
10:30 - 11:30 am: For set up
2:30 - 3:30 pm: For tear down
10:30am - 3:30pm: You will help set up/tear down and receive a docent orientation, which will be done over 4 Sundays.
Don’t have a marine biology degree? Most of us don’t!
All you need is a love for the ocean and curiosity! Through our version of layered learning, you’ll absorb new bits of info each time and expand your knowledge base.
Interested about the experience but not ready to commit?
Check out our two-part World Ocean Day posts on either Facebook or Instagram that walks you through how we set up our Marine Science Pop-ups and focuses on our additional public activities as well as our recent exclusive docent experience.
You can also try it out for a day and make up your mind then.
Ready to volunteer? FANTASTIC!