Plastic Waters

Plastic Waters Collage

Plastic Waters: from the Great Lakes to the Ocean

Held over by popular demand! Exhibit Dates EXTENDED until July 6, 2015

What do the Great Lakes and a camel’s stomach have in common?

Find out at Plastic Waters, an exhibit that shows the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our lakes and oceans and some inspiring solutions that can sustain our waters.

Plastic Waters is in partnership with 5 Gyres Institute and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.


Upcoming Events:

April 1- May 25 The exhibit will be on display during the museum’s regular visitor hours. Monday- Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Sundays 12 noon- 5 pm.

April 12 Exhibit Opening Reception & “Plastic Waters” presented by Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason at 2:30 pm in the H.O. Hirt Auditorium.

April 22 Earth Day

April 27 Storytime at the Maritime: “Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” by Steven Kroll, read by Kristal Ambrose from the Bahamas Plastic Movement at 10 am in the Orientation Theater.

May 9 Discovery Day: There’s a world out there to be discovered! Featuring activities based on the plastic pollution in our great lakes and oceans and its effects on the world around us. From 10 am to 2 pm at the Erie Maritime Museum.

May 9 Adopt a Beach cleanups at Presque Isle State Park, 9 am at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Register at

May 17 Movie at the Maritime showing Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, H.O. Hirt Auditorium @ 2:00 pm. RSVP to Andrew at 814.452.2744 ext 225 or


For more information and details click on the links below:

Plastic Waters Events Calendar(.pdf)

Adopt a Beach Program INFO (.pdf)

Microbeads FAQ (.pdf)