National exhibit 'Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea' coming to Green Bay Botanical Garden

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Emphasizing plastic pollution awareness, a traveling exhibit featuring sculptures of animals made from trash is coming to the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

"Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea" features eight larger-than-life sculptures made from trash and debris washed up from bodies of water. 

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, May 8 and will be open daily during the garden’s regular hours of operation (9 am–8 pm daily through August 31, 9 am–6:30 pm from September 1–26).

The eight sculptures, including Priscilla the Parrot Fish, Gertrude the Penguin and more, will be placed at several spots throughout the garden for visitors to see and interact with and learn from. 

According to a news release, the Green Bay Botanical Garden is the first and only venue in Wisconsin to host Washed Ashore and will also feature the debut of Stanley the Lake Sturgeon – a new sculpture to represent how plastic pollution affects freshwater and all life connected to our own Great Lakes. In addition to the exhibit, visitors can enjoy a variety of family-friendly drop-in activities mixing ocean, pollution and play throughout the garden.

The exhibit is included with daily admission to the garden and is free for Green Bay Botanical Garden members. For more information on the exhibit, CLICK HERE

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