Our Save Spectacular Celebration honors 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, GA 31401
Free Admission

Located in downtown Savannah, Georgia, the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center features 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.

Join us for the Ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony to introduce the coming community space, exhibits, and education programs offered by NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Gray’s Reef Foundation Chapter.

Following the dedication, join us for the inaugural Gray’s Reef Society Soirée for members and sponsors to help us celebrate and support the launch of our new visitor center. This event will generate resources in support of the Chapter’s mission; to preserve and protect our pristine Sanctuary.

Ribbon Cutting Dedication – Saturday, October 15, 2022 (2-4PM)

Gray’s Reef Society Soiree – Saturday, October 15, 2022 (4-6PM)

Public Open House – Wednesday – Saturday October 19-22, 2022

Gray's Reef Ocean Discovery Center sketch rendering


October 15, 2022 | 4PM-6PM

Our Save Spectacular Celebration members-only Soiree will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sanctuaries in style while premiering a hidden gem found next door to the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center. Soiree attendees will enjoy light hors’douvers and libations in SCAD’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery, and live music with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra under the live oaks in the Garden for the Arts.

To attend the soirée, join our membership today!

$175 (includes Ocean Protector Society membership and a ticket to the Gray’s Reef Society Soiree)

Join our Membership

Join our membership today and support our mission! With your donation of $175, you will receive your invitation to the Gray’s Reef Society Soiree and annual membership in the Gray’s Reef Ocean Protector Society. Or, join our Keystone Society membership ($1,000+) for VIP-access to the Soiree and all Chapter special events this year.

Sponsor the Event

Support Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary by underwriting a portion of the Save Spectacular Celebration and Gray’s Reef Society Soiree. The unique sponsorship opportunity will highlight your company’s commitment to conservation and can be up to 100% tax-deductible. Download the sponsor package below and make your pledge!

Make a Donation

The Foundation’s programs are a powerful force in building stewardship for these unique places and in stimulating marine education. Education plays a key role in conserving and managing special ocean areas. Your financial support can ensure our collective success in protecting our ocean treasures at Gray’s Reef. Donate to support our mission!

Photos: Greg McFall/NOAA; Brad Ka‘aleleo Wong/Office of Hawaiian Affairs