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Seacoast Science Center

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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
+1 603-436-8043
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Awesome Place

This aquarium located on the seashore really captures the essence of the ocean. It has exhibits... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Danny L
Learning and fun at the seashore

The Seacoast Science Center is a wonderful place for young and old to learn about life on the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Q745LUmaryf
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Located within scenic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center connects people to the wonders of the ocean through exhibits, programs, touch tanks and unique outdoor experiences. Our live animal exhibits feature the amazing creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem, from whales to snails. Our engaging programs make learning about the ocean fun for visitors of all ages. Our hands-on science exhibits, from undersea exploration to marine debris, motivate families to become caretakers of our blue planet. Come visit the Center and also explore the rocky shoreline, sandy beach, saltmarshes and woodlands of Odiorne State Park.
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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
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+1 603-436-8043
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This aquarium located on the seashore really captures the essence of the ocean. It has exhibits that speak to all people including those interested in history, meteorology, nature, industry, and military history. If possible it is worth a visit at least once in your life.More

Thank Danny L
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your review, Danny. We look forward to offering even more to visitors in June 2018 when we open the H2O Today exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. This 2000 square foot exhibit along the ocean side of our building...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Seacoast Science Center is a wonderful place for young and old to learn about life on the seacoast. There is a touch tank, interactive exhibits for children, tanks of fish and lots more to explore and learn.More

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are currently gearing up for our biggest exhibit update since 2010 and soon there will be even more for people to enjoy. We have just renovated our indoor Tide Pool Touch Tank, we are...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I enjoyed checking out the Seacoast Science Center. It is small but there is a nice section to look at sea life from the Gulf of Maine. And the touch tank is good for the kids. There are other areas to learn about sea animals...More

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. We've just started our biggest year of exhibit updates yet so we hope you will come back later this year. We have just completed renovation of our indoor Tide Pool Touch Tank,...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The best place for all, especially kids, to learn about oceans and all it’s eco systems. The location at Odiorne Point, NH is very appropriate for this learning center.

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for posting a review. Our staff is definitely very knowledgeable about the ocean ecosystem, and we agree: our location within Odiorne Point State Park is outstanding!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We took our 4 year old granddaughter there during Thanksgiving week. Although it was a sunny brisk day outside, it was inviting and very hospitable inside. It was also a treasure trove of interesting exhibits for her as well as the adults. There are lots...More

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit. We're glad to hear that you and your granddaughter had such a great time exploring the different exhibit areas of our center. Please come back again during nicer weather when...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were on a camping trip in the area & on a crappy day visited the science center. The admission for myself & 4 others was a bit pricey & you are not really spending to much time in the science center. To be honest...More

Thank Stacey Z
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We wanted to let you know that Seacoast Science Center is embarking on a big year of exhibit changes and will have more for families to enjoy this summer. We have just renovated our indoor...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the live sea creatures, especially the sea horses and the horseshoe crab. The older one liked learned about the whale Tofu. I think it would have been more fun if we were there when there were planned activities.More

Thank Ronda J
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank for taking the time to post a review of your visit. During the summer season, we do offer naturalist-led programs included with admission at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The schedule is posted on the video screen near...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great family activity, particularly if you have not been before. But if you have been, its not changed much in 20 years, you can expect the same thing with regard to their exhibits and displays.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My kids age 8 & 6 were happy with the touch tank and "fishing" exhibit where they tried to hook fish that were laying on the ground around their little boat. This center isn't overly expensive but likely not worth a dedicated trip. Good side...More

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for posting a review of our center. On humid days, it's hard to keep the condensation off our cold-water tanks but it's something we're working on. We also wanted to explain the reason why so few sea stars were available to touch. Sea...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We decided to go here because of a coupon fundraising discount book we purchased. The site has a very interesting history and is it is situated in a beautiful location. The museum is a little small but has some interesting and educational exhibits with a...More

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SSC Admission* Ages 13-Adult: $10 Seniors & Military: $8 Ages 3-12: $5 Under age 3: FREE Members: FREE *Does not include admission to Odiorne Point State Park, charged Memorial Day–Columbus Day.
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