25th Anniversary Offerings

This year, we’re celebrating of 25 years of providing exceptional marine and environmental education in Odiorne Point State Park. 

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017


Celebrate with us!


Join us for special programs and events, check out our new exhibits, and get inspired! There is something for everyone!

  • Learn about the wonders of our ocean, how we are exploring the deep sea, Odiorne Point State Park and our coastal history, and so more during our 25 weeks of special programs (see schedule below), held March 19-September 9, 2017.
  • Take a walk down memory lane at our 25 Years of Progress and Play exhibit in our Learning Studio Gallery to see how the Center has evolved over the years, from its start-up in 1992, to the dynamic institution it is today and post your pledge to help advance ocean health.
  • Meet some of the people who have helped us advance our ocean education mission and find out how the Center has impacted the lives of others through our Stewards of the Sea portrait exhibit located throughout the building.
  • Participate in our new Blue Stewards Badge Program, launching on April 15. The more you explore and learn, the more badges you earn!
  • Take action become a Seacoast Science Center volunteer! Whether you give 25 minutes, 25 hours, or more, you’ll be helping us advance our ocean education mission while having a ton of fun!
  • Purchase a Seacoast Science Center 25th Anniversary Commemorative reusable Nalgene water bottle, available in our Nature Store, and help reduce plastic waste.
  • Share the ways you are composting, reducing plastic use, reducing energy consumption, or making environmentally sustainable choices to help conserve our ocean on your social media networks and use this hashtag: #HealthyOceanOrBust.


25 Weeks of Special Programs

Starting March 19, we’re offering 25 weeks of  specially-themed programs, which will culminate with our grand community celebration, a FREE 25th Anniversary Family Fun Day, to be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. The special programs take place daily* at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm (3:30pm starting May 1). To take best advantage of events in nature and in our tanks, we will plan programs details each morning based on the themes listed below.

Week 1March 19-25Ocean Explorers
Week 2March 26-April 1Underwater Exploration
Week 3April 2-8Pirates!
Week 4April 9-15Lighthouses and Navigation 
Week 5April 16-22Odiorne Point State Park History
Week 6April 23-29The Isles of Shoals
Week 7April 30-May 6 Ocean Strata: Sunlit Zone (0-650 ft.)
Week 8May 7-13 Ocean Strata: Twilight Zone (650-3,300 ft.)
Week 9May 14-20 Ocean Strata: Dark Zone (3,300-13,000 ft.)
Week 10May 21-27 Ocean Strata: Abyss (13,000-20,000 ft.)
Week 11May 28-June 3 Habitats of Odiorne: Salt Marsh
Week 12June 4-10 Habitats of Odiorne: Sandy Beach
Week 13June 11-16 Habitats of Odiorne: Rocky Shore
Week 14June 18-24 Habitats of Odiorne: Forest
Week 15June 25-July 1 Habitats of Odiorne: Freshwater Pond
Week 16July 2-8 Ocean Acidification
Week 17July 9-15 Marine Debris and Pollution
Week 18July 16-22 Climate Change and Sea level Rise
Week 19July 23-29 Invasive Species
Week 20July 30-August 5 Sustainable Fisheries
Week 21August 6-12Art in the Environment
Week 22August 13-19Healthy Ocean Advocates
Week 23August 20-2625 Healthy Ocean Actions
Week 24August 27-September 2Environmental Science Careers 
Week 25September 3-9 Our Coastal Environment in 25 Years

*In the event of heavy school field trip days, visitor program times may change or they  may be cancelled. Please check Today’s Schedule on the day of your visit for up-to-date information.


How You Can Help

For 25 years, we’ve been educating people about the ocean and our coastal environment. The ocean is in trouble, and it is our job to help protect it. With your help, we can teach more people, and motive them to become ocean stewards who care about, and for,  the future of the sea.

This year, please consider making a donation of $25, $250, or $2,500 in celebration of the Center’s 25th Anniversary of providing exceptional ocean education.

If you are not already a member, please join. You’ll enjoy great benefits, including free admission to the Park and Center all year, free or reduced entry to programs or events, and much more. Plus, you’ll feel great knowing you are supporting our ocean education mission.