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Every Season of the year we do something special. Our winter Heritage Dinners are wonderful evenings of dinner and conversation. Celebrate spring and Earth Day by joining our Whale of a 5K Trail Race and Kid's Fun Run. It wouldn't be summer on the seacoast without enjoying a picnic and great bands at Music-by-the-Sea concerts. In the fall, explore with expert naturalists at BioBlitz! You'll get a hoot out of our Halloween Hauntingly Fun Family Night of quirky science tricks and lots of treats.
With each event description below, you'll find instructions on how to register. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the most up-to-the-minute information. Need to know more? Call Ashley at 603-436-8043 ext. 14 or email@example.com.
Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series
Kick back with your friends and family on Thursday evenings this summer to enjoy some of the hottest bands in New England. Just bring your blanket or chair and leave that heavy picnic basket at home. You can purchase hot off-the-grill fare, snacks, ice cream treats, and beverages including beer and wine. Relax to a scenic sunset by the shore or dance the night away! All proceeds from the concert series support our environmental education efforts.
2013 Concert Schedule
|July 11||·||Joshua Tree||July 25||·||Even Steven|
|July 18||·||Entrain||August 1||·||Jumbo Circus Peanuts|
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m. Please be aware that alcohol and dogs cannot be brought into the state park.
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
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
BioBlitz! is like an extreme scavenger hunt. Families, scientists, field naturalists, and backyard enthusiasts scour the Odiorne Point State Park together looking for as many different species as they can find in one day. The Center is transformed into a research field station: species collected by naturalists, field guides, microscopes, and help learning how to use them all are set up in the Gregg Interactive Learning Studio.
The total number of species identified in Odiorne tops 2,015 and grows every year. BioBlitz! is an exciting and truly hands-on natural science learning experience because you work alongside some of the region's best (and most friendly) scientists. You never know what you will discover.
Registration opens in August.
Hauntingly Fun Family Evening!
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a family style dinner, trick-or-treating, ghost stories, magic, and more!
Join us for a hauntingly good night of family fun! Children create personal goodie bags, then after a family-style dinner, everyone goes trick-or-treating around the darkened and decorated Center. Each year the night's plan is a bit different, but there's something a bit on the spooky science side for everyone and you are on your way home by 8:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but prepare for the weather: we may venture outdoors where the wind is howling!
Registration opens in September.
Heritage Dinner Series
Author-adventurers, scientists and historians bring their fascinating stories and latest findings to our Heritage Dinner Series. Join us on Thursday evenings during the winter season for an enjoyable evening of fine dining and conversation.Please check back for the 2013-14 schedule.
Thank you to all of the runners, volunteers and community businesses who helped to make our 5th annual Whale of a 5k Trail Race a great success. Complete race results can be found at the Cool Runnings website.
Kennebunk Savings Bank presents
Whale of a 5k Trail Race & Kid's Fun Run & Earth Day Every Day
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Created for the Seacoast Science Center by Eastern Mountain Sports' Extreme Team captain and 2006 US Adventure Racing national champion, Jennifer Shultis.
Our Earth Day Every Day celebration begins with our annual Whale of a 5k Trail Race and Kid's Fun-Run in Odiorne Point State Park. This is not a pavement pounding road race: you'll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications. Prizes are awarded in age and gender categories from 13 to 70+. The Kid's Fun Run, for ages 12 and under, includes a 100-yard dash and/or a 1/2 mile run. All Fun Run participants win a prize!
After the race, the festivities continue with music and free earth-friendly activities that highlight the importance of lightening our footprint on the earth. Learn easy ways to reduce your environmental impact.
Race and Run Schedule
5K Trail Race: Registration 7:30-8:45 a.m.; race begins at 9:00 a.m.
$18 before April 15; $23 thereafter
Family rate (up to five runners) $50 before April 15; $60 thereafter
Kid's Fun Run: Registration 7:30-9:00 a.m.; heats run every 15 minutes from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$6 for children
All proceeds support our environmental education efforts. This race is part of the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series. Check out the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce website to learn why you'll want to run in their other races in the series.
Special thanks to the title sponsor Kennebunk Savings Bank, and to sponsors Eastern Mountain Sports, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, PromoCentric, ReVision Engery, Road ID, Runners' Alley and Z107/WERZ.
Online registration is now closed. Please download a registration form at the link below and fax it to 603-433-2235 or register the morning of the race. Day-of registration will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Earth Day Celebration and Beach Clean-up
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am-2pm
The festivities continue after the Whale of a 5k Trail Race and Kid's Fun Run with music, face painting, recycled crafts, hourly educational programs, and earth friendly activities. Be sure to visit the "green" vendors and learn ways you can reduce your impact on earth. Thanks to sponsors, Kennebunk Savinings Bank, The Green Alliance, Kohl's, and ReVision Energy, admission is free.
Beach Clean-up, 10am
Join Kohl's, Blue Ocean Society, GreenMaid Cleaning, Visions Kitchens and Design, Hillary Gaynor of The Bean Group and many more as we work together toward a healthy ocean. Supplies provided. All beach clean-up participants will be entered to win a prize following the clean-up; you must be present to win!
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