Games and Activities

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Games, coloring pages, and fun activities to help you learn about the national marine sanctuaries.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Dives

An immersive 360 degree view of your national marine sanctuaries.

Virtual Dive Activity Sheets

To complement the Sanctuaries 360° virtual reality lesson plans and virtual dives, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has created a collection of educational virtual reality activities for students to further explore these underwater treasures.

Sanctuary Sam & Games

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Meet Sanctuary Sam

Sanctuary Sam is a California sea lion. He is four feet seven inches tall and more than seven feet long! Sanctuary Sam weighs 550 pounds. He does a lot of swimming and he eats herring, capelin, squid, sardines and mackerel. Watch videos, play games and see where Sam is going to be and has been.

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Games @ NOAA

This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.

Coloring Pages and Puzzles

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Puzzles and More

Activities from the Pacific Reef Coloring Book.

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Laumei Sami - Sea Turtles

A coloring book in English and Samoan.

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Sea Turtles

A coloring book in Japanese and English.

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Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book

A coloring book in English, Samoan and Hawaiian languages.

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The Kohola and the Kolea

A coloring book in Hawaiian and English about the whale and plover.

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Color a Reef Scene

A scene filled critters underwater in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Sharks and Rays Coloring Book

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is located off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California. Download this fun coloring book to discover the sharks and rays of the Channel Islands.

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Why is Hawai'i's Ocean Important? A Keiki Activity Book

A scene filled critters underwater in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Humpback Whale Activity Book

This activity book teaches basic information about humpback whale behavior and biology.

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Interactive Map of Channel Islands

An interactive map showing photos and videos of marine reserves in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries.

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Tour the USS Monitor

The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the wreck of the famed Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Explore the Monitor as it exists today through this interactive map.

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Keiki (children) Color Sheets from Papahanaumokuakea

Drawings of coral reefs that you can print out and color. All coloring pages illustrated by Katherine Orr from a Pacific Reef Coloring Book.


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Birds across the National Marine Sanctuary System

Whether you're a nature lover, tourist, or citizen scientist, you can appreciate and protect our feathered friends that fly above our ocean and Great Lake parks.

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Humpback Whale Maze Activity

Find a migration route from the waters of Alaska to the protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands with this maze.

A dolphin coloring activity

Dolphin Coloring Activity

Even though they live in the ocean all of the time, dolphins are mammals, not fish. Use your creative skills to color this dolphin.

Connect the dots activity

Humpback Whale Connect the Dots Activity

Connecting the dots to complete the humpback whale is a great activity for young children working on their numbers.

Sea turtle coloring activity

Sea Turtles Coloring Activity

Color in the seven species of sea turtles found around the world with a focus on green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and olive ridley sea turtles that are found in U.S. waters and protected by the Endangered Species Act.

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Papahānaumokuākea Hidden Picture

Learn about some of the unique creatures that inhabit Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the largest permanent fully-protected conservation area on the planet!

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Papahānaumokuākea Map Maze

Learn what makes Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument special. The correct answers will guide you through the islands and atolls of the H Hawaiian archipelago of this maze.