Details & The Week Ahead

Discover the wonders of Odiorne Point State Park, the Gulf of Maine, and our Blue Planet. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Lighthouse Lookout

Right outside the Seacoast Science Center stands four different lighthouses! Take a walk with one of our naturalists by the coast and learn about the importance of lighthouses and the different lighthouses you can see from shore.

12:00  American 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.

1:30  History of Pirates

Grab your peg legs and eye patches, you scalawags! Join us to learn more about the myths and legends of the pirates of the seven seas!

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 Coral Exploration

Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems in the entire world and are homes to all kinds of marine life. Learn how these beautiful plant-like creatures are being threatened by the changing climate, and what we can do to help!



Monday, October 21, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


9:30 Ocean Commotion: Halloween!

Ocean Commotion is an indoor program where little ones (ages 1-3) and their favorite adults dance, play, and use their senses to explore a new set of activities each week.

Come celebrate Halloween at the Seacoast Science Center! Trick-or-treat with staff, and immerse your senses in our holiday-themed stations. We will have a ghoulishly-good time!

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

11:00 Sea Anemone

It’s a flower… it’s coral? Nope, it is a sea anemone! Believe it or not, these bright plant-like creatures are animals! Come learn about our native anemones and how they feed!

12:00  Invasion!

What is an invasive species? Which invasive species might you find along the rocky shore? Come and learn all about New Hampshire’s invasive species and how they are changing the rocky shore.

1:30  History of Pirates

Grab your peg legs and eye patches, you scalawags! Join us to learn more about the myths and legends of the pirates of the seven seas!

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 Rock Walk

Come explore the unique rocky coast of Odiorne point and learn about the different types of rocks we can find!



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


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  Feeding Time!

Lunch Time, for the fishes that is! Come see what is on the menu and how our Gulf of Maine animals catch their food.

1:30  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most naturally beautiful and historically rich settings along New Hampshire’s coastline. 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 Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

5:30 [email protected]: Owl Prowl

After a brief program on owl anatomy and behaviors, we’ll head out onto the trails to search for signs species commonly found in our region.

To learn more about this program and to register, click here.



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


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  Feeding Time!

Lunch Time, for the fishes that is! Come see what is on the menu and how our Gulf of Maine animals catch their food.

1:30  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most naturally beautiful and historically rich settings along New Hampshire’s coastline. 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 Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 



Thursday, October 24, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


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  Feeding Time!

Lunch Time, for the fishes that is! Come see what is on the menu and how our Gulf of Maine animals catch their food.

1:30  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most naturally beautiful and historically rich settings along New Hampshire’s coastline. 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 Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 



Friday, October 25, 2019

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


9:30 Big Fish Little Fish: Fall Into Science

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

Fall is a great time to investigate the science taking place all around us. We’ll use fall foods like apples and pumpkins, investigate leaf color change, and more!

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  Feeding Time!

Lunch Time, for the fishes that is! Come see what is on the menu and how our Gulf of Maine animals catch their food.

1:30  Nature Walk

Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most naturally beautiful and historically rich settings along New Hampshire’s coastline. 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 Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 



Saturday, October 26, 2019

Halloween Week Fun!

In the spirit of Halloween and sustainability, turn your used plastic containers into a marine-themed pumpkin decoration and add it to our upcycled pumpkin patch. Or bring your container (no glass allowed) and get creative at our craft supply table. Come in costume, join the fun, and discover what other surprises we have planned for you! Prizes given!

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Spooky Science

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween-inspired program! We may create some slippery slime or an ocean animal mask, or learn what animals look like from the inside out with our special cards.

12:00  Feeding Time!

Lunch Time, for the fishes that is! Come see what is on the menu and how our Gulf of Maine animals catch their food.

1:30  Halloween Discovery

Come learn about bat stars, spider crabs, or vampire squid! If the weather is right, we may hike to the OPSP cemetery to learn about the people who inhabited this land before us!

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 Marine Mammal Skeletons

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of a seals or harbor porpoise through a guided puzzle activity using real bones​!