SSC Announces Temporary Closure in Response to COVID-19

Posted on March 15, 2020


Due to the state of emergency declared by the Federal Government and the State of New Hampshire, Seacoast Science Center will be closed to the public effective 5 p.m., Saturday, March 14th, for a period of two weeks. 

At this time, the Center plans to reopen on March 29, but will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen when the health risk has declined. 

All programs and events are suspended during the closure. During the closure, the majority of staff will work from home and will respond to email and voice messages. 

The Center’s aquarist team will follow all safety protocols and continue with regular feedings and maintenance, ensuring that the animals continue to thrive. 

Regardless of SSC’s temporary closure to the public, SSC Marine Mammal Rescue activities will continue without interruption until we determine it is no longer safe for our staff to engage in data collection and rescue activities.

Seacoast Science Center’s leadership team will continue to closely monitor updates for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, NH Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization and provide updates on the Center’s closure and reopening on their website at

If you have questions, please contact the Seacoast Science Center at


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