Washed Ashore – Art To Save The Sea

Event Details

This event is running from 17 May 2019 until 20 November 2019. It is next occurring on October 24, 2019

  • Venue: Toronto Zoo
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  • Cost: Free
  • Listing:Toronto Zoo

Washed Ashore is an aesthetically powerful art installation that is built completely from plastics found in oceans and waterways around the world. A first for Canada, this unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects of plastic pollution and to spark positive changes in consumer habits. Each year, sea birds, whales, seals, sea turtles and other marine life die after ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in the plastic debris and approximately 300 million pounds of plastic are produced globally each year and less than 10% of that is recycled.

Find out what you can do to make a difference in your day-to-day life and experience this important and timely exhibition with ten larger-than-life sculptures including an 8-foot tall penguin, a 12-foot high jellyfish and Washed Ashore’s newest sculpture, an 800-pound shark.

The exhibit is free with zoo admission and runs until November 2019.