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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has a new exhibit that will definitely catch your attention. It’s called “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea”. It features huge, colorful displays of art. “Hugo” for example is a nine foot tall whale tail. Every piece is made up entirely of marine debris collected from beaches.

The idea behind the display is to show how much trash is polluting the waterways. The hope is to teach people the importance of recycling and reusing what so often turns into trash. In addition to the art, there are also signs that showcase scientifically based education to teach visitors about ways to help save the seas. “Washed Ashore” took thousands of volunteers and a ton of debris to create each piece.

“Washed Ashore” is free and will be at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory through October 21, 2018.

To learn more about Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, click here.