Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea

Seacoast Science Center is all about hands-on education, but on Thursday evenings in July, we want your feet on the dance floor to support the conservation of our Blue Planet.

Thank you to all who came out to support us and enjoy great music in 2022! Mark your calendars now for our 2023 Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea concert series, to be held on Thursday evenings in July!

We cannot wait to enjoy the evening with you!

Our Thursday evening summer concert series brings some of New England’s favorite bands to the stage, but you can enjoy so much more than just music! Our new and improved seaside tent has plenty of room for groovin’ to the tunes! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and pack a picnic or purchase freshly grilled fare from our vendors. There will be snacks, and our famous adult beverage garden will offer both beer and wine. And, as always, you will be able to enjoy the Center’s exhibits throughout the evening. 

Please remember you may not bring alcohol or dogs into the Park or the concert grounds. 

All concerts are 6-8:30pm; the gates open at 5pm.

band playing under tent

2024 Concerts


Tickets go on sale on May 1st for members; May 8 for non-members.

Tickets are sold in advance per specific date. Your receipt is your ticket for entry. Walk-ins are subject to availability.

Non-members$20; under 3 free
SSC members$15; under 3 free


July 11Jumbo Circus Peanuts
July 18Mica’s Groove Train
July 25The Crab Shack Band
August 1 Joshua Tree

Jumbo Circus Peanuts is a local 12-piece band, legendary for their party antics and get-you-up-on-the-dance-floor tunes.

Mica’s Groove Train is an exciting neo-soul band making waves in the music industry. Their raw talent and versatile sound has kept their broad fanbase strong and growing.

The Crab Shack Band packs the dance floor with contemporary and classic tunes, with a little country, some R&B, and disco in the mix. 

Joshua Tree, the region’s premier U2 tribute band, is back by popular demand and has been filling the dance at MBS for the past decade.

Not a member?

Join today and take advantage of discounted tickets!

Library Member Pass Holders do not qualify for discounted member concert tickets.


Contact us at or 603-436-8043.

All concerts take place rain or shine (canceled if severe weather). Check back here or on our Facebook page for schedule changes. In the event of a severe weather cancellation, refunds will be offered if rescheduling is not possible.

Help us make this event Zero Waste!

To lessen our environmental impact, our goal is to make this event Zero Waste. Please join us by bringing your snacks in reusable containers and drinks in refillable bottles. Forget your bottle? No worries! You can purchase a reusable water bottle in our Nature Store. Be sure to stop at our Zero Waste Station to learn more!

Our Corporate Partners

Special thanks to title sponsor Atlantic Grill and in-kind supporter Centrus Digital.

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Becoming a sponsor for our concert series is an excellent way for your company to reach families from across the region. To learn more, please contact us at 603-436-8043 or

Atlantic Grill

The coastal classic design of the Atlantic Grill at Foyes Corner in historic Rye, New Hampshire, is the backdrop for a menu of classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes—a mix of locally sourced comfort food, healthy options (gluten free/allergy sensitive) and modest prices. With full service and ample parking, the restaurant features dining at tables, in a lounge, and outdoors on the garden patio. Located just 2 miles north of the Seacoast Science Center, on Rte. 1A.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.