The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax is hosting World Oceans Day on Friday, June 5. Showcasing 30 exhibitors from across the region, under the theme Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet, scientists, artists and educators will share their knowledge and understanding of the world’s oceans. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Bringing partners together to discuss ideas and educate the public about oceans is important to Nova Scotians,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Preserving and celebrating healthy oceans is essential to maintaining the province’s rich marine heritage.” Some of the exhibits will include Mermaid Nessie and Mermaid Mutiny from Halifax Mermaids, the Ecology Action Centre, Dalhousie University’s marine affairs program and others. “We are excited again this year to be hosting World Oceans Day events at the Maritime Museum,” said Kim Reinhardt, museum manager. “We must ensure that our oceans are kept as healthy as possible for future generations.” Admission to the museum is free all day with special exhibits inside and on the waterfront. The CSS Acadia, the museum’s 102-year-old research vessel, which is now a permanent exhibit, will also be open. The museum is at 1675 Lower Water St. For more information visit maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca .