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The Oceanarium is a small, unique hands-on natural history museum with a touch tank and deep water tank. Admission includes a personal tour with a biologist including handling the deep-water crabs, stars and other live sea animals and a short talk...more
This place was such a cool experience for my four year old. Ellen was great and gave us a little tour and facts about what was presented. There are animals you get to touch and hold. Definitely recommend visiting!
Amazing collection of local sea creatures. A fun hands on experience for any age group. Ellen is very knowledgeable and personable. The spiny crab, flounder and sea anemones in the deepwater tank are a real treat.
Ellen is very knowledgable and passionate about the sea and also a great storyteller. We and the kids had great fun learning about whales, sharks, lobsters etc. It was fascinating to see and hold various sea creatures. I would go even without the kids.
Date of experience: July 2018
Ellen G, Owner at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018
Thank you so much for your review. My goal is to make sure that when everyone leaves the Oceanarium they look at the ocean in a totally different way!
Ellen was excellent with my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter. She was skeptical and didn't want to stay initially, but Ellen was patient and engaging. By the end of our time, we had all enjoyed learning lots and touching/holding some of the sea creatures. Our...More
Ellen teaches you a lot about marine life and there are so many things to touch and explore. We held lobsters, urchins, crabs, starfish, scallops, and other stuff. My 2 kids had the best experience here! We'll definitely be returning!
Brought a four year old and upon entering she was smiling from ear to ear. She was totally enamored with everything she saw. Ellen's extensive knowledge and ability to adapt her presentations to different age groups is remarkable. A must visit while at Hampton Beach.