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Support Mango!

Support our rescued female harbor seal, Mango, on her medical journey battling cancer.
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Sea Lion Shuffle - Stay Away 5K

Join Ocean Connections for our 2nd Annual Sea Lion Shuffle Stay Away 5K, with all proceeds benefitting sea lion care and conservation. Run, walk, hike, or bike a 5K by yourself from anywhere to participate in this fun event!
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Welcome Back, Campers!

Ocean Connections is excited to announce that the only marine mammal camp in the Midwest is BACK!  Spots are limited to make your reservation today.
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Know Before You Go!

Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our animals and guests so we are closely following the guidelines of the CDC as well as the Milwaukee County Zoo.  Please thoroughly read our protocols before visiting your favorite flippered friends!
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Digital Learning Opportunities

Bring the magic and fun of marine mammals right to your classroom with our Digital Learning Opportunities!
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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Ocean Connections has customizable gift items that are perfect for your honey! Check them out today!
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Mango Merch is Here!

We are excited to share the release of brand new merchandise featuring our rescued female Atlantic harbor seal, Mango!
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Winter is Here!

Planning a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo?  Learn more about our winter weather policy and closures here!
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FAQ: Training and Husbandry

We're taking the time to answer two of our most frequently asked questions: how and why do you train your animals? Learn more about our positive reinforcement training and husbandry here.
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Ocean Connections on The Morning Blend!

Join us Tuesday September 8th at 9:25AM CT on TMJ4's The Morning Blend! We're talking all about our animals and family fun for the fall!
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Join Us For Family Fun!

Looking for an activity that's fun for the whole family?  Check out our Flippered Friends & Family interactive program!
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New Masks Alert!

We have added FIVE brand new patterns to our Saving Species Masks.  Get yours today!
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Register for our Sea Lion Shuffle - Stay Away 5K Today!

Just because we have to keep our distance, doesn’t mean we have to stay inside! Join Ocean Connections for our very own Sea Lion Shuffle Stay Away 5K, with all proceeds benefitting sea lion care and conservation. Run, walk, hike, or bike a 5K by yourself from anywhere to participate in this fun event!
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Welcome Back!

Ocean Connections is excited to welcome you and your family back to visit us!  Here's everything you need to know about our new reopening protocols to ensure the healthy and safety of our guests.
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Check Out Our Virtual Field Trips!

Ocean Connections is bringing the joy and magic of marine mammals right to your home with Virtual Field Trips! Join us every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00AM CT!
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Shout Outs and Virtual Hangouts Now Available!

Have a special message for a loved one or looking to spruce up your virtual meetings? Look no further! Ocean Connections is now offering shouts and hang outs.
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COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution, our facilities in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania will be closed through at least March 27th.  The health and welfare of our team, guests, and communities is our utmost priority.  All programming and classes through March 27th will be canceled as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our areas.

Although we are outdoor establishments, we will utilize this time to ensure that our sanitation and cleanliness protocols are enhanced ensuring that high touch point areas are thoroughly sanitized, and we are able to ensure a pristine environment throughout our facilities.

We can confirm that our team of experts will continue to provide excellent care for our animals during this time. Please check back for updates regarding our closure status.

We recommend the following links to science-based sources of information about his virus from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Thank you for patience and understanding at this time.
Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

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Putting FORE! Pinnipeds 2020 Registration is Live!

Join us Sunday, June 7th for our 2nd Annual Putting Fore! Pinnipeds charity golf outing at Ironwood Golf Course!  Registration is now open!
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2nd Annual Turn the Tide Charity Gala!

Join us for the conservation event of the season benefiting 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Ocean Connections, on Saturday, August 15th!
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Big Announcement Alert!

We recently were visited by Fox6 News to talk about our registered 501(c)3 organization, Ocean Connections, what it means for our animals, and the community! Check it out!
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Conservation General
The Store is Open!

We are thrilled to announce that our separate, non-profit organization Ocean Connections has opened its very own Etsy store! Filled with one-of-a-kind masterpieces, there's sure to be something for everyone on your Christmas list!
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Conservation General Newsletter
Kanuk Finds a Forever Home.

Join us in welcoming another rescued California sea lion: a male named Kanuk! Deemed non-releasable by the government, Kanuk has received a second chance at life and a forever home here with us.
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Join Us on Facebook Live with Fox6!

This Wednesday October 31st we've got a surprise!  Don't miss the big announcement.  Join us on Facebook Live with Fox6 Milwaukee at 1:30PM.
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General Newsletter
Spooktacular Special!

This October 27th - 31st we're offering 15% off all 2019 interactive program gift certificates!
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Save the Date!

Oceans of Fun is excited to celebrate the commencement of Ocean Connections, a separate nonprofit organization that we have piloted, with our first annual Meals for Seals fundraiser on Wednesday October 3rd!
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