The ocean is the defining feature of our planet. It supports life in all its myriad forms, from the tiniest microbes to the largest animals to have ever inhabited the earth.
The Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall and ocean education programs will take you on a journey through the ocean, from ancient seas to living reefs. You will learn about the history of man's relationship with the ocean – and the ways in which we are affecting it today.
Your visit to the Sant Ocean Hall will be just one step in a much longer journey that will raise ocean awareness, improve ocean literacy, and bring the best of what we know to promote and inspire ocean-friendly action and behavior.
To make this happen, we need your help.
Just as we all need the ocean, the ocean needs each one of us. Join us in making this commitment.
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