Seal Walks

Join the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR) team to observe local seal species at Salisbury Beach State Reservation!

After a brief introduction to local seal species and our Marine Mammal Rescue program, we will walk a half-mile down to the shoreline to view seals that typically haul out on the rocks near the mouth of the Merrimack River. Following federal guidelines for viewing protected marine mammals, we will maintain a safe distance of at least 150 away. We will have scopes and binoculars available to use; please feel free to bring your own. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, ecology, and conservation of these iconic New England animals and ask our marine mammal experts questions. 

Seal walks are held entirely outdoors. Please be sure to dress for the weather and varied terrain, and wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes.


Sunday, January 15, 2023 — SOLD OUT11:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2023 — SOLD OUT10:00-11:00am
Sunday, February 12, 2023 — SOLD OUT11:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2023 — SOLD OUT10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 — SOLD OUT4:00-5:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 — SOLD OUT4:00-5:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 — SOLD OUT5:00-6:00pm

Seal Walks are FREE to attend, but registration is required!

There is no fee to attend this event, and parking is free at Salisbury Beach State Reservation during this time of year. Donations to support SSC Marine Mammal Rescue are greatly appreciated and can be made during the registration process.


Enter Salisbury Beach State Reservation and continue south on State Reservation Road until you reach the southernmost parking lot, next to the jetty. Park in this lot, then meet our group at the entrance nearest to the jetty. Look for folks wearing Marine Mammal Rescue gear! There are restrooms available in this parking lot. 

Learn more about our Marine Mammal Rescue program.

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.