Details & The Week Ahead

We’ve changed things up this winter! On weekends, join us for scheduled visitor programs offered throughout the day. To take best advantage of events in nature and in our tanks, we plan our weekend programs each morning based on the themes listed. Weekdays are based around daily themes and feature special activity stations and an 11am scheduled program. Please be advised that programs are subject to change. 

Sunday, December 16, 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  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region and try your hand at a mock seal rescue. 

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.



Monday, December 17, 2018

9:30 Ocean Commotion:

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

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

11:00 Curious Kids special program

This winter, Mondays are dedicated to our youngest explorers. Join us for our Curious Kids special program at 11am or anytime between 10am and 4pm to enjoy rotating activity stations that use your hands, senses, and imagination to explore the wonders of the ocean. Take a closer look at the mysteries under the sea through investigation and play!



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

11:00 EcoArt special program

Bring your power of observation and get creative with art and nature on Tuesdays this winter as we explore the connection between art and the environment and create our own natural masterpieces. Come to our special program at 11am or anytime between 10am and 4pm to get hands-on at rotating activity stations.



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

11:00 Adventures in Science special program

Join us on for our Adventures in Science special program at 11 or anytime between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays throughout the winter and be a scientist! Try science journaling, measure and collect data on green crabs, try your hand at citizen science, or discover what you might have in common with a sponge! Each week is a bit different, but always fun for all ages.



Thursday, December 20, 2018

11:00 Seals, Whales and Dolphins special program

Join us on Thursdays this winter and become one of our Marine Mammal Ambassadors! Learn about the marine mammals that live in the Gulf of Maine at our 11am special program or at activity stations anytime between 10am and 4pm to find out all about these charismatic animals and how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is making a positive difference for them.



Friday, December 21, 2018

9:30 Big Fish Little Fish: Winter Solstice Celebration!

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 naturalist, Emily, as we celebrate the winter solstice! We’ll take our usual walk through the park, learn about the solstice, and everyone will go home with a pinecone birdfeeder!

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 Forest Fridays special program

Did you know that Odiorne Point State Park has 7 unique habitats? Take part in our 11am special program to reconnect with nature and find your place in the wild during Forest Fridays this winter and cozy up inside at our learning stations anytime between 10am and 4pm.



Saturday, December 22, 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  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region and try your hand at a mock seal rescue. 

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.