Earth Day Birthday

Save The Bay places the utmost importance on the health and safety of our partners, supporters and fellow community members. As we continue to follow state recommendations and guidelines for social gatherings, we are canceling our May 2, 2020 Earth Day Birthday Party. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!

Earth Day Birthday Party is canceled, but the “Old School Art Contest” is on!

This FREE family-friendly event will be held at Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I. on Saturday, May 2, 2020!
Celebrate the best of Earth Day and Narragansett Bay by stopping by the Rotunda to enjoy activities, snacks, performances and more! 

We are pleased to announce that we have moved our “Old School Art Contest” online, and have extended the deadline through Memorial Day Weekend.

Working with the theme “My Bay,” the contest invites young artists in grades K-12 to take a break from their screens, pick up some colored pencils or markers, and create their own artistic interpretation of Narragansett Bay!

Winners will receive a copy of their artwork printed on canvas, a Save The Bay sweatshirt, a plaque of recognition and more!


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Saturday May 2, 2020  |  Noon-4 p.m.   Canceled


Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium
175 Memorial Blvd
Newport, R.I. 02840





Show us how you see Narragansett Bay!

Don’t forget to enter your artwork in Save The Bay’s Old School Art Contest by May 25, 2020!

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Explore Earth Day Birthday

Earth Day Birthday Party

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

Thanks, Bank of America, for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Thanks for being a 50th Anniversary Sponsor, National Grid!

Many thanks for UNFI for joining us as a yearlong sponsor!

Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor



Thank you, Conanicut Marine Services, for sponsoring Save The Bay in 2020!


Thanks, WaterScents for sponsoring our 2020 Events season!

Interested in becoming a Save The Bay sponsor?

For information about participating in or sponsoring this great event, contact Leanne Danielsen or call 401-272-3540 x140.

Many thanks to our generous 50th Anniversary sponsors:


Sage Family Foundation

Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

Navigant logo



REI logo


Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor


Thanks, Bank of America, for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Thanks, Absolut!



BCBSRI, a 50th anniversary sponsor


Thanks, Roger Williams University, for sponsoring our 50th anniversary celebration!

Many thank to Brown University for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary celebration

Coast-To-Coast Promotional Products logo

MOO, one of our generous 50th anniversary sponsors


*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.


January 4, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours through January 2021. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels soon!

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

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.