Details & The Week Ahead

Join us for one or more of our visitor programs during your visit, free with Center admission. To take best advantage of events in nature and in our tanks, we plan our programs each morning based on the themes listed below. Please be advised that programs are subject to change.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes, offered at 11am and 3:30pm, through September 9. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


11:00 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Monday, May 29, 2017

Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs!

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes, offered at 11am and 3:30pm, through September 9. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


9:30 Ocean Commotion & Big Fish Little Fish

After meeting as one group, Ocean Commotion tots (ages 1-3) and their favorite adult will stay indoors for learning fun while their older, Big Fish Little Fish siblings (ages 3-5) head outdoors (weather permitting) to explore the habitats of Odiorne with Center naturalists.

Cost: $5 for member children; $8 non-member children; no cost for adults. Registration is not required.

11:00 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Due to the high volume of school programs this morning, we recommend planning your visit for 1pm or later.
Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Due to the high volume of school programs this morning, we recommend planning your visit for 1pm or later.
Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Due to the high volume of school programs this morning, we recommend planning your visit for 1pm or later.
Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Due to the high volume of school programs this morning, we recommend planning your visit for 1pm or later.
Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Habitats of Odiorne, The Salt Marsh: Week 11 of 25 weeks of special programs.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 25 weeks of special program themes, offered at 11am and 3:30pm, through September 9. Find out what other fun events, programs, and exhibits we have planned here.


11:00 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Close Encounters

The Gulf of Maine has both rocky and sandy substrates. Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, its sandy bottom dwellers; chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Habitats of Odiorne: The Salt Marsh

Learn about the salt marsh, which is a nursery for many marine animals, is home to plants that have adapted to its salty water, and serves as a natural water filter.