25th Anniversary FREE Family Fun Day

We’re celebrating of 25 years of providing exceptional marine and environmental education in Odiorne Point State Park with a FREE Family Fun day for the whole community!

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

Celebrate with us!

Join us for a special day full of fun, learning, and recognition as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a FREE Family Fun day for all.

 

Ongoing Activities   9am-2:30pm

Activity stations are located on the front and back lawns of the Center. Inside the Center, you can enjoy story time for the kids, creature features, and our live animal and interactive exhibits.

Activity Stations and Crafts Get into some hands-on learning fun with the Seacoast Science Center, UNH Marine Docents, NH Community Seafood, Macaroni Kid Seacoast, Seacoast Birth & Family Connection partners, and more!

Park Walks Learn about the rich military and social history of Odiorne Point State Park form our volunteer tour guides.

Touch-a-Truck Get a close-up look at the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Truck, Town of Rye Highway & Safety Vehicles, the U.S. Coast Guard and more!

FREE Popcorn and Cotton Candy! As a special thank you for your support through the years, we’re offering special treats, free of charge!

 

 

Scheduled Events

All scheduled events take place under our seaside event tent on our back lawn.

9 am
Welcome & Dance Party
Join Belmont the Harbor Seal, Larry the Lobster, and others for a dance party.

9:30 am
Octonauts Show and Meet & Greet
Kids, become an Octo-cadet and join Captain Barnacles and Kwazii in an interactive performance. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with your favorite aquatic heros!

10:00 am
UNH Marine Docent Sea Shanty Singers

Sing along to the work songs that were commonly sung to accompany labor aboard large merchant sailing vessels long ago.
History Walk
Join one of our fantastic history volunteers to learn about Odiorne Point through the years.

10:30 am
Storytime: The Lorax
With Kat Paiva from the Rye Public Library

11:00 am
Octonauts Show and Meet & Greet
Kids, become an Octo-cadet and join Captain Barnacles and Kwazii in an interactive performance. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with your favorite aquatic heros!
History Walk
Join one of our fantastic history volunteers to learn about Odiorne Point through the years.

11:30 am
UNH Dance Team Performance
Enjoy a special performance by the UNH Dance Team.
Storytime: Oscar the Herring Gull
With author Nancy Donovan

12:00 pm
Sea Star Says
Kids, try your luck at this “Simon Says” game. 
History Walk
Join one of our fantastic history volunteers to learn about Odiorne Point through the years.

12:30 am
Octonauts Show
Kids, become an Octo-cadet and join Captain Barnacles and Kwazii in an interactive performance. 

1:00 pm
Storytime: Sammy the Seahorse
With author Ann Driscoll
History Walk
Join one of our fantastic history volunteers to learn about Odiorne Point through the years.

1:15 pm
Granite Planet

Get in the groove with the band Granite Planet and dance away to their upbeat rock and pop, ranging from the 60s to today.

2:00 pm
Storytime: Journey to the Paper Recycling Plant
With author Amanda Kaplan

 

Proclamation and Reception   3pm

Join SSC President Jim Chase as he welcomes friends and supporters, Governor Chris Sununu as he proclaims this day as Seacoast Science Center Ocean Education Day, and Jack Sanders, who honors the Center’s founding President, Wendy Lull, as he unveils a “school of fish” sculpture designed in her honor.

 

Save 25% off a Seacoast Science Center Membership

We’re offering a one-day-only membership special for attendees: 25% off membership, bringing the price of a family membership down from $80 to $60, plus all new members who join on-site will receive a commemorative 25th anniversary Nalgene water bottle, while supplies last. Cannot make it? You can join at the 25%-off discount online on September 9th between 9am and 3pm only by using the code SSC25 (applies to individual, family, and family plus membership levels). Learn more and join here

 

Event Sponsors

Special thanks to our event sponsors 92.5 The River; Baker, Newman and Noyes; Eversource; Everyday Details; Fidelity Investments and The Unique College Investing Plan; L.Wynn Sound; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Macaroni Kid Seacoast; New Hampshire Sate Parks; Northway Bank; Prime Buchholz; ReVision Energy; Ricci Lumber; Rye Family Dental; Seacoast Birth & Family Connection; T&D Concessions; and Wood Brothers Moving and Storage.