Details & The Week Ahead

Visitor programs are offered throughout the day, 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, April 22, 2018

11:00 Lobster

Meet and Greet with one of the most famous, and delicious, local crustaceans. We will talk about their adaptations and you will have a chance to touch one.

12:00  Turtle Time

Hang out with our resident Box turtle and find out about his eating behaviors! Can you guess why his name is Raspberry?

1:30  Whales

Learn about the largest animals in the world. We’ll talk about how they survive in the ocean, what they like to eat, where they go in the winter and more! Also, learn about our resident humpback whale skeleton on display, Tofu.

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Crabs

Come learn more about our crabby crustaceans that come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some of these crabs are from Europe and Asia and now have a strong foothold in our environment.



Monday, April 23, 2018

9:00 Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Camp

Treks 4 Tots (ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (grades K-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Each day is based around a different theme. Learn more.

9:30 Ocean Commotion: Celebrate Earth Day!

Little ones (ages 1-3) and their favorite adults dance, play, and use their senses to explore a new set of activities each week.

Join Emily and Sean to celebrate Earth Day! This morning’s activities focus on caring for our oceans and planet.

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

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

9:00 Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Camp

Treks 4 Tots (ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (grades K-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Each day is based around a different theme. Learn more.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

9:00 Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Camp

Treks 4 Tots (ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (grades K-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Each day is based around a different theme. Learn more.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Thursday, April 26, 2018

9:00 Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Camp

Treks 4 Tots (ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (grades K-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Each day is based around a different theme. Learn more.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00 Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Camp

Treks 4 Tots (ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (grades K-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Each day is based around a different theme. Learn more.

9:30 Big Fish Little Fish: Life in the Pond!

Kids, ages 3-5, and their favorite adults actively explore and learn about the habitats of Odiorne Point State Park together in this outdoor program.

Join Emily to explore life in the freshwater pond! We’ll take our magnifying glasses and field guides on a walk to the pond, and hopefully bring back some water to study under a microscope.

Advanced Registration Cost: $8 for member children; $10 non-member children. Register here.

Drop-in Cost: $10 for member children; $12 non-member children.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Saturday, April 28, 2018

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park is teaming with life and rich in natural and social history. Join us to discover its wonders!

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



A portion of our gallery space is under construction as we prepare to bring you H2O Today, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (opens June 10). Our live animal exhibits, marine mammal exhibits, Jumpin' Jay's Discovery Dock, Tide Pool Touch Tank, and kid's play zone are open during construction.
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