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Skate and shark egg cases at Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium

Exploration Center and Aquarium sets sights on the future of Narragansett Bay this December

Monday, December 3, 2018

While conservation, or the act of protecting and preserving ecosystems, is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly critical one—especially in regions, like Rhode Island, that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Guests to the Exploration Center and Aquarium this month can engage in a number of hands-on exhibits—including an interactive watershed model and ocean acidification demonstration—that illustrate why conservation is so important in Narragansett Bay.

Artists for The Bay Opening Reception 2018

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale to showcase local art and jewelry on November 29

Monday, November 12, 2018

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more than 60 local artists, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and for sale. Guests will discover a variety of artwork, ranging from elegant seascapes to handcrafted jewelry. All participating artists are generously donating 50 percent of all sales to support Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work.

Explore the eelgrass habitats of Narragansett Bay

Take a closer look at Narragansett Bay habitats this month

Monday, November 5, 2018

The center is putting Narragansett Bay’s many varied habitats at the forefront of this month’s programming. Expert aquarium staff will guide guests through exhibits and displays exploring the subject, while self-guided activities—including crafts, a scavenger hunt and storytime—will help even the youngest visitors understand habitat diversity.

Camouflage, exoskeletons and other amazing adaptations on display at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October

Monday, October 1, 2018

Explore the amazing adaptations of Narragansett Bay marine life at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October! Visitors to the center will learn about adaptations, also known as adaptive traits, from skilled aquarium staff by participating in planned daily activities and by observing the adaptations of the 40+ species housed in the center’s exhibits.

Save The Bay names Elizabeth Beisel swim ambassador

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Two-time Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel has been named Swim Ambassador for the 42nd Annual Save The Bay Swim. In her capacity as Swim Ambassador, Beisel will welcome swimmers and present awards, lead youth swim clinics, share swim training tips, and participate in the 1.7-nautical-mile challenge across the Bay.

Local lighthouses light up Narragansett Bay at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this month

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Local lighthouses light up Narragansett Bay at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this month NEWPORT, R.I. – May 2, 2018 – “Narragansett Bay has a long history of lighthouses guiding wayward vessels through the shallows of our rocky Bay,” said Adam Kovarsky, Save The Bay’s Exploration Center Manager. Because of that history, Save … Read More

Save The Bay launches volunteer citizen Water Reporter Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Save The Bay invites community members to become volunteer Water Reporters, helping Save The Bay fight pollution and other watershed issues around the state. The Water Reporter Program is a social network of community volunteers who use the Water Reporter App to share photographic observations of water and shoreline conditions with Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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