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2019 BayCampers enjoy a sunny day on Narragansett Bay

Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s coast, learning about local waters, species and habitats, as well as the environmental and marine sciences. With camps located in Providence, Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Bristol, Save The Bay offers summertime opportunities for every adventurous child and teen. Early bird discounts are available to all families who complete their BayCamp registrations before March 15.

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s... ...Read More

Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium is a hands-on, experiential learning center that delights and inspires thousands of visitors every year.

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium announces new shark-and-skate touch tank

Friday, December 20, 2019

Beginning January 1, Save The Bay’s family-friendly Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport will close to the public for the installation of a new, accessible, shark-and-skate touch tank entitled “Sharks and Skates of Narragansett Bay.”

Beginning January 1, Save The Bay’s family-friendly Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport will close to the public for the installation of a new, accessible, shark-and-skate touch tank entitled “Sharks... ...Read More

The Exploration Center and Aquarium had a special guest October 2019: a rare one-in-30-million orange lobster!

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights amazing adaptations, receives a rare orange lobster this October

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This October, the Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights the amazing adaptations of marine life found in Narragansett Bay. With the guidance of expert staff and volunteers, guests will learn about the importance of adaptations as they observe fascinating species that have undergone special changes to ensure survival.

This October, the Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights the amazing adaptations of marine life found in Narragansett Bay. With the guidance of expert staff and volunteers, guests will learn about... ...Read More

Explore the results from Rhode Island’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanup efforts.

Rhode Island’s 2019 International Coastal Cleanups will include sites from Providence to Charlestown

Monday, September 9, 2019

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global event uniting more than 1 million volunteers in an effort to collect litter and debris from shorelines around the world.

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global... ...Read More

Explore the results from Rhode Island’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanup efforts.

Clean up your neighborhood: Save The Bay calls for beach cleanup leaders

Friday, August 9, 2019

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For this year’s International Coastal Cleanup efforts, our greatest need is for those volunteers who are willing to gather even just a few people together to lead cleanups in small neighborhood areas.”

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For... ...Read More

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim fundraiser makes waves Saturday, July 27

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim.

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim. ...Read More

Save The Bay establishes Swim The Bay Scholarship to support young swimmers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s $400 fundraising minimum.

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s... ...Read More

Corvias sponsors 2019 Family Membership Days at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center & Aquarium

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center and Aquarium.”

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center... ...Read More

Save The Bay's Northern Bay Lighthouse Tours offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the Pomham Rocks lighthouse and grounds.

Lighthouse tours offer one-of-a-kind views of Narragansett Bay, tours of grounds and structures

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Each lighthouse tour provides guests with exceptional views of Narragansett Bay’s breathtaking scenery and historic beacons, in addition to narration by Save The Bay captains and educators.

Each lighthouse tour provides guests with exceptional views of Narragansett Bay’s breathtaking scenery and historic beacons, in addition to narration by Save The Bay captains and educators. ...Read More

The Exploration Center and Aquarium explores the “Birds of The Bay” this June, welcomes a rare orange lobster

Thursday, June 6, 2019

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a rare orange lobster.

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a... ...Read More

*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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March 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed through April 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page every weekday at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page