MSUM’s Oceanarium celebrates World Oceans Day

MSUM’s Oceanarium celebrates World Oceans Day

MSU Moorhead celebrated the expansion of its Oceanarium on World Oceans Day, June 8.

The Oceanarium is an interactive, investigative marine laboratory that features more than 50 species of sea life. Visitors can handle horseshoe crabs, get up close and personal with stingrays and learn about the importance of oceans and their creatures. The Oceanarium is located in the lower level of Langseth Hall, 600 11th St. S., Moorhead.

An open house with tours ran throughout World Oceans Day, with the event culminating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Also, to commemorate World Oceans Day, the Red River Zoo donated half of its daily gate admission to the Oceanarium on June 8. Donations to support the MSUM Oceanarium can be made online at

For more information about the Oceanarium, visit