Our Save Spectacular Celebration honored the 50th anniversary of National Marine Sanctuaries with the launch of the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center!

Opening early 2023

340 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah
Free Admission

We celebrated the ribbon cutting dedication of the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center on October 15, 2022 as part of our Save Spectacular Celebration.

Located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, Georgia, the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center will feature interactive exhibits for you to explore the wonders of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Visitors can learn about the live-bottom habitats teeming with ocean life, take virtual dives, and learn their personal role in protecting one of our nation’s remarkable underwater treasures.

For more information, visit graysreef.noaa.gov. You’re invited to become a sponsor to support exhibits and programs at the Ocean Discovery Center.

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Gray’s Reef Society Soiree

The Gray’s Reef Society Soiree capped off our celebration on October 15, 2022 with a ticketed reception at the SCAD Pei Ling Chan Gallery for our members, sponsors and partners. For more photo from the event, see Bunny Ware’s WSAV slideshow.

Our Soiree featured a selection of ocean-inspired artwork on display by local artisans: Joy Dunigan, Harry DeLorme, and Barbel Brooks. It was catered by The Dive Savannah who provided a tantalizing spread of hors’ douvers for Soiree guests, while a jazz trio from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra serenaded under the dazzling fall sky.

Didn’t make it to the Soiree? Become a member of the Gray’s Reef Society and receive your invitation for our next events. Proceeds from our membership and special events benefit the work of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Join us in our mission to Save Spectacular!