Details & The Week Ahead

Visitor programs are offered throughout the day during regular hours, 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. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person for call-ahead visits on Tuesday-Friday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CLOSED today due to the snowstorm.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

10am-3pm Call ahead and visit today.

We are operating in our Winter Hours Schedule: open 10am-5pm Saturday-Monday and school vacation days; call ahead (603-436-8043) and visit, 10am-3pm, Tuesdays-Fridays.



Friday, January 19, 2018

9:30 Big Fish Little Fish: Winter Scavenger Hunt!

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. Adventures are designed to inspire curiosity, a sense of wonder, and to empower and build a child’s confidence as a young scientist and naturalist.

Even though there’s snow on the ground, there’s still tons of things to see outside! Today, we’ll take a stroll around the park with our winter scavenger hunts, and then head back to SSC to look closely and what we found.

Advanced Registration Cost: $8 for member children; $10 non-member children. Register here. Drop-in Cost: $10 for member children; $12 non-member children.

10am-3pm Call ahead and visit today.

We are operating in our Winter Hours Schedule: open 10am-5pm Saturday-Monday and school vacation days; call ahead (603-436-8043) and visit, 10am-3pm, Tuesdays-Fridays.



Saturday, January 20, 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.

4:00 Closed

The Center will close at 4pm today for a private event. 



Sunday, January 21, 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.



Monday, January 22, 2018

9:30 Ocean Commotion: All About Animals!

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 the welcoming and inclusive Ocean Commotion community for our fun, social spin on active learning.

Today, Emily and Emma will share animal yoga poses, we’ll get hands-on with animal habitat sensory bins, and we’ll meet some critters up close!

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, January 23, 2018

10am-3pm Call ahead and visit today.

We are now operating in our Winter Hours Schedule: open 10am-5pm Saturday-Monday and school vacation days; call ahead (603-436-8043) and visit, 10am-3pm, Tuesdays-Fridays.

4 pm Robert's Maine Grill Community Supper Night

Join us at Robert’s Maine Grill for Community Supper Night tonight to benefit the Seacoast Science Center. You can enjoy a fantastic three-course meal for only $16 and we’ll receive some of the proceeds to support of our ocean education mission.