Sippin’ for Seals

Enjoy delectable bites prepared by local chefs, sip on cool cocktails by the sea, and dance the night away to live music under our festive seaside tent in support of the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue program.


Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Thank you to all who came out to support our Marine Mammal Rescue program at Sippin’ for Seals on June 14, 2018! Special thanks go to those who participated in our FUNdraising fun and games, the businesses that donated their goods and services, and the volunteer crew who helped make it all happen! View photos from Sippin’ 2018 here.

An evening of dancing and dining under our festive seaside tent!

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! Enjoy fabulous bites prepared by chefs from your favorite local restaurants, sip on a cool cocktail by the sea, and dance the night away to the Crab Shack Band. Held under the Center’s festive seaside tent located on the rocky shore of Odiorne Point State Park, you cannot beat the ocean view and relaxed atmosphere.

Along with a tasty array of tapas, the Atlantic Grill’s master bartender will concoct a special cocktail just for the event. While food and beverages are included in the ticket price, you’ll want to purchase tickets ($25 each) to try your luck at winning your favorite bottle of wine in the Wall of Wine Raffle.

You can purchase signature seal light-up pins ($20 each) and join in on the fun and games of our Heads-or-Tails Raffle (details below) for your chance to win the grand raffle prize basket.

We’ve made it easy for you to become a supporter of our Marine Mammal Rescue program when you purchase your ticket, during the event, or you can donate now. Thanks to a generous challenge gift from an anonymous donor, your gift will be doubled! Check out our Fund a Marine Mammal Rescue Need list below to find out how far amount you choose to donate will help.

All proceeds from Sippin’ for Seals benefit the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue program. The seals can’t pay to be rescued, so we rely on our community to help keep our rescue team ready to respond to every marine mammal that hauls out or strands on the New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts coast. Your support also allows our team to collect important data for a national database that is used to assess health trends of marine mammals and the ocean environment.

Tickets are $50 per person. You must be 21 or over to attend.

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Heads or Tails

Purchase a blinking seal pin ($20) to enter the game. The winner will receive the fabulous Heads or Tails grand prize basket.

How does it work? Everyone wearing a blinking seal pin will come to the dance floor. Our MC will ask you to put your hands on your head or your tail. Then, he/she will flip a coin and call out if it came up heads or tails. Participants whose choice matches the coin flip remain in the game—everyone else leaves the dance floor. The game continues until there is one person standing—the grand prize winner!


Fund a Marine Mammal Rescue Need

$50 One month of 24/7 hotline service
$100 A triage kit to support one animal
$250 1 case (15) of blood sample cartridges for iStat machine
$500 Transportation for one sick or injured animal
$1,000 Training and supplies for all of the MMR volunteers
$2,500 Advanced training for one MMR staff member


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Event Sponsors

Special thanks go to our generous event sponsors, Centrus Digital, Eastern Bank, New Hampshire State Parks, and Sustainable Seacoast.


Sponsor Opportunities

To learn about how your company can gain great exposure and benefits for your employees by sponsoring this popular event, please contact Nichole Rutherford at 603-436-8043, ext. 26 or [email protected].