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Ocean Science Center

Featuring NOAA's Science on a Sphere®

Travel across the planet in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® and learn about pressing issues that affect our ocean.

The Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center uses a Science on a Sphere® from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore our planet and tell stories about ocean phenomena and their impacts. The Ocean Science Center features daily shows on issues like sea level rise, maritime trade, and conservation.

Ocean Science Center

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Ocean Science Center Shows

Travel across the planet in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® and learn about pressing issues that affect our ocean.

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Sea Level Rise

Use this interactive map to find areas currently at risk of flooding, areas that could be at risk in the future, and use overlays to find schools, police and fire stations, wastewater treatment plants and other facilities located within the flood zone.

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Ocean in Motion

View images, video, and datasets that are featured in our Science on a Sphere® film Ocean in Motion. Learn more about the world’s fisheries, dead zones in the ocean, ocean currents and ecosystems, and more, as well as what we can do to preserve the ocean as a home for marine life and a source of seafood.

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Our Instrumented Earth Quiz

Think you’ve learned something about satellites and monitoring the earth from space? Take our quiz and find out.