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Every season of the year we do something special. During the fall and winter, our Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner Series brings author-adventurers, scientists, and historians to share their fascinating stories and latest findings. Celebrate spring and Earth Day by taking part in our Rescue Run. Enjoy cocktails, food and dancing by the shore to benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program at our Sippin' For Seals event in June. It wouldn't be summer on the seacoast without enjoying a picnic and great music at Music-by-the-Sea concerts. In September, explore Odiorne Point State Park with expert naturalists at BioBlitz!

For more information on the events listed below, please contact Ashley at 603-436-8043 ext. 14 or a.stokes@seacentr.org.

Atlantic Grill's Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series

July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 2014, 6pm

Entrain

Kick back with your friends and family on Thursday evenings to enjoy some of the hottest bands in New England. Just bring your blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled fare, snacks, and beverages (including beer and wine) onsite. Whether you come to relax to a scenic sunset by the shore or dance the night away, you cannot beat the ocean view and feel-good atmosphere! And, you'll feel extra great knowing that proceeds from the concert series support our ocean education efforts.

This year, we've added a special concert to the series! All proceed from the August 7th Drowned Valley concert will benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program, thanks to the generosity of the UNH Marine Docents. You'll not only enjoy great foot-stomping bluegrass music, but but you will have the opportunity to learn more about ocean education on the seacoast.

Please note that Music-by-the-Sea 2014 tickets obtained prior to March 2014 do not have this concert listed on them, but may be used for admittance on August 7th.

2014 Concert Schedule

July 10 · Even Steven July 31 · Jumbo Circus Peanuts
July 17 · Joshua Tree August 7 · Drowned Valley, with Joshua Indicent
July 24 · Entrain     Presented by the UNH Marine Docents

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m. Please be aware that alcohol and dogs may not be brought into Odiorne Point State Park.

Ticket Prices
Ages 13-Adult: $10 for non-members, $5 for SSC members
Children ages 3-12: $2 for non-members, $1 for SSC members
Under age 3: Free

Avoid the lines! Purchase your tickets online today!

The Music-by-the-Sea concert series, presented by Atlantic Grill, is also sponsored by Allegra of Portsmouth, Exeter Events and Tents, Liberty Mutual, Macaroni Kids, Newmarket International, Northeast Delta Dental, Penn Mutual, People's United Bank, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, ReVision Energy, Rich DeMarco at UBS, Smuttynose Brewery, Spotlight Magazine, Summer Sessions Surf Shop, Union of Concerned Scientists, WMUR TV9, and z107 radio.

BioBlitz! A Dawn to Dusk Nature Scavenger Hunt

September 20, 2014, 6am-5pm

Mushroom Indentification

BioBlitz is a daylong species scavenger hunt of Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field naturalists to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day. Exploration teams will be birding, searching for insects, snakes and amphibians, exploring the freshwater pond and salt marsh, tracking mammals, identifying plants and seaweeds, tide pooling, and more. BioBlitz is a great way to excite children about science and a rare opportunity to meet so many passionate biologists working together. Help us top our total number of 2,062 species identified since our first BioBlitz in 2003 and help us grow our valuable catalogue that serves as a snapshot of biodiversity of our region.

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Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinners

 

Family Dinner

Glow in the Dark Family Dinner

with Dr. Charles Mazel
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Our Glow in the Dark Family Dinner offers something for everyone! The evening kicks off with a family-style pasta dinner. Then, children join Center naturalists to learn about bioluminescent creatures while adults join NOAA Ocean Explorer Dr. Charles Mazel for an image-rich recount of his pioneering explorations in underwater florescence.

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Please check back for our complete 2014-2015 schedule.

Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals and Earth Day Celebration

April 2015; check back for date.

5k Trail Race

Our Rescue Run features a scenic 5k cross-country trail race and a 2-mile jog stroller-friendly walk through Odiorne Point State Park. The trail brings runners and walkers through the forest, by the rocky shore, and alongside historic military fortifications. Prizes are awarded to top finishers in different age and gender categories in the 5k race. After the race and walk, the whole family can celebrate their accomplishments by enjoying music and festive Earth Day activities.

 

 

Thank you to everone who came out to race, run or walk for the Kennebunk Savings Rescue Run on April 26, 2014! Click here for complete race results. Special thanks to all volunteers, community businesses for food and prize donations, and event sponsors for making the event possible! Thanks to Blue Ocean Society and volunteers, who picked up 71 pounds of trash on the shore of Odiorne on last year's Beach Clean-up!

Sippin' for Seals

June 2015; check back for date

5k Trail Race

The premier of Sippin' for Seals, held on June 19, 2014, proved to be a GREAT night out for a great cause. Two hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a picture perfect evening by the sea, dining on fabulous bites prepared by local chefs, sippin' on cool beverages by the sea, and dancin' the night away to The Crab Shack Band in support of the Center's Marine Mammal Rescue and ocean education efforts.

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For event photographs, visit our Marine Mammal Rescue facebook page photo album.

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