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Seacoast Science Center

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fun, educational stop

Well worth the stop. The kids really enjoyed touching sea creatures and watching them in their... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Michelle K
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
More educational than a fun place

Nice place with lots to offer, not very good for our five year old grandson. Still good time had by... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
josepho679
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Poinciana, Florida
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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...more
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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, helpful and kind staff. Not a huge facility, but a fun few hours spent looking at a small aquarium, a visiting Smithsonian exhibit, and my boyfriend enjoyed the touch tank exhibit, which had a lot of star fish.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Jessie, thank you for sharing this review. We think of ourselves as a "small but mighty" science center as we try to maximize visitor experience with live animals to touch and hourly programs presented by staff naturalists. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and will...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a great park in a really cool setting (there are World War II coastal defenses on site as well). The visitors center gives you a history of the people who used to own the property as well as the flora and fauna of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, GSLeader31002. We are glad to hear you are enjoying your visits now just as you did as a child. We get many visitors who came here on school field trips and are now...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

We were invited by friends to their company party that was held on site. The bonus was that we had access to the Science center after hours. This would be a great place to bring the kids. And just like a kid we enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark W
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you got to visit after hours and see some of our more unusual species. Visitors of all ages are always welcome, and we just moved to a new year-round schedule where SSC...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Well worth the stop. The kids really enjoyed touching sea creatures and watching them in their habitat (the adults did too!). We love to see and learn on vacation so this was a perfect stop to make.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle K
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. We're glad your family had fun and learned some new things about ocean-dwelling animals during your stop here in Rye, NH.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We have been enjoying the displays and trails here for over 40 years. It also hosts outdoor concerts. Overall enjoyableMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your review. Our summer concert series has become a real tradition on the Seacoast. It's hard to beat listening to great music by the ocean as the sun sets! We look forward to hosting more seaside event nights in summer 2019. We...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Heavily over rated. Over priced. Not a large operation. The scam includes the State of New Hampshire... The facility is located inside what is designated a state park; charged us $16 to enter the park, then you're charged for the science center.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Infield99
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

We're sorry you were surprised by the state park admission fee when you visited. We have information about that cost on our website's "plan your visit" page with our admission prices. Because we are located within the state park, all visitors are charged an entry...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice place with lots to offer, not very good for our five year old grandson. Still good time had by all, this is located in a State Park that has hiking trails next to the trails is the ocean. Plenty of places to go swimming...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is so adventuresome for all especially the young! It’s a wonderful hands on! I took my granddaughter from TEXAS right after Christmas! They have a small gift shoppe and I purchased a T-shirt for her! She wears it “ALL” the time! The setting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our science center, Shar. We are glad to hear your granddaughter is wearing her shirt proudly! Since you came in the winter, we were operating on our "pay by donation" schedule. During the rest...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Do your homework and check programming options online. Day we went we missed a cool program in the morning, so the afternoon was not as thrilling for the little ones. They enjoyed the scavenger hunt, touch tank, and the area outside -- but we were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Yes, it's a smart idea to check the daily program schedule on our website for the day you plan to visit. We're sorry you missed something you wanted to see and hope you'll...More

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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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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