Health and Safety Update


Seacoast Science Center is temporarily closed.


The safety and well-being of our community, staff, volunteers, and animals are of our highest priority. We have been closely monitoring updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and have made the decision to close, effective, March 15. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen when the health risk has declined.

All programs and events scheduled during the closure will be suspended. 

During the closure, the majority of our staff will work from home. The best way to reach us during the time is via email. You can find a staff list and contact information here.

We’d like to assure you that our animals will be well cared for. Our aquarist team will come in for regular feedings and maintenance, ensuring that the animals you love will 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.

Because our animals are at the heart of all we do, we are working on new and creative ways to continue to engage you on social media, and provide a window to your favorite critters via “virtual field trips.” We’d love to stay in touch with you on our SSC Facebook, Marine Mammal Rescue Facebook, and Instagram feeds and hear how the wonders of nature are touching your life.

Our 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 here. 

Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission to spark curiosity, enhance understanding, and inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.

For more information, please contact us at i[email protected].


Public Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

NH Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization 

New Hampshire COVID-19 concerns hotline: Dial 2-1-1