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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Invasive Species (week 19 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


11 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.

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 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Invasive Species (week 19 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


11 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.

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 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.

6:00 Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea: Jumbo Circus Peanuts

Enjoy great tunes and our fabulous seaside setting while supporting the Center’s ocean education mission. Learn more.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Invasive Species (week 19 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


11 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.

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 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Invasive Species (week 19 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


11 Invasive Species: Green Crabs

Join NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension Fisheries Specialist Gabby Bradt for an indoor presentation on the research she is doing to predict when green crabs molt so they can be introduced to the consumer market during their soft-shell phase.

Immediately following Gabby’s presentation, you can take part in a new SSC research project and collect crab population data, which will be displayed in our upcoming Citizen Science exhibit. Center Naturalists will led the hunt on the rocky shore and teach you how to identify species. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing (rain boots or waterproof shoes, and clothing to get wet). This portion of the program is best for ages 10+. The presentation and data collection will take approximately 1.5 hours.
 

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 Invasive Species

Learn all about the invasive species on New Hampshire’s coast and find out how they are changing our rocky shore ecology.



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sustainable Fisheries (week 20 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


9:30 Ocean Commotion

Ocean Commotion (for ages 1-3) tots and their favorite adults learn about the world around them through fun hands-on activities. This is an indoor program.

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

Please note that Big Fish Little Fish has moved to Tuesdays at 9:30am for the summer.

11:00 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.

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 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.



Monday, July 31, 2017

Sustainable Fisheries (week 20 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


9:30 Ocean Commotion

Ocean Commotion (for ages 1-3) tots and their favorite adults learn about the world around them through fun hands-on activities. This is an indoor program.

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

Please note that Big Fish Little Fish has moved to Tuesdays at 9:30am for the summer.

11:00 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.

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 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sustainable Fisheries (week 20 of 25 weeks of special programs)

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


9:30 Big Fish Little Fish

Big Fish Little Fish (for ages 3-5) is an outdoor exploration program where kids and a favorite adult explore and learn about the habitats of Odiorne together.

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 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.

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 Sustainable Fisheries

Find out what efforts are being taken to keep our fish populations sustainable and about the local lobster, cod, and oysters fisheries.