Seal Walks

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

Seal Walks are currently sold out. We are working on adding more dates; please check back.

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.

Schedule

Sunday, January 15, 2023

11:30am-12:30pm

Sunday, February 12, 2023

10:00-11:00am

Sunday, March 5, 2023

4:00-5:00pm

Sunday, April 2, 2023

4:00-5:00pm

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.

Parking

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.

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.