Night at the Museum: Protect our Ocean Playground

Dive into learning during STEM programs at Night at the Museum, an after-hours series for families.

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 6-8pm

Fun, learning, and marine science collide at SSC after-hours! Each Night at the Museum program features a different theme and new SSC partners and friends to help us learn about important local and global ocean conservation topics. Check out the schedule below for themes, dates and times.
Registration opens one month in advance of each program.

Protect our Ocean Playground: Healthy waves and beaches 

April 26, 2019, 6-8pm

Palm Court Serenaders

Surfers, divers, boaters, ocean animals, and beachgoers all share the waves, and it is our responsibility to keep the ocean and our beaches healthy. Splash into some fun as we celebrate our local beaches and waves with friends from the local surf and dive shops, and talk to neighborhood experts who have some innovative ideas about keeping the coast clean. Wear your Hawaiian shirts and leis, because Palm Court Serenaders, a local ukulele band, will be here to get us in the mood!

  • Check out a trash skimmer specially built for marinas and see how it works   
  • Design a poster or video to help us protect our Blue Planet
  • Learn about and try surfboards and dive gear
  • Discover how our Marine Mammal Rescue team responds to seals on the beach and get hands-on with a mock seal rescue
  • Learn how you can make keep our beaches clean and our ocean healthy
  • Meet our friends from Surfrider NH, Clean Ocean Access, Cinnamon Rainbows, and Atlantic Aquasports



SSC Members: $2.50 per person or $10 per family (up to 6)
Non-Members: $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 6)


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Upcoming Programs


CSI: Coastal Science Investigators
August 9, 2019

Have you ever wanted to be a scientist, conduct experiments, and record data used for research?  There are many local citizen science projects happening in our community where you can get involved and do just that. Come meet the local scientists leading these projects and help them collect data. From preschoolers to adults, everyone can be coastal science investigator and conduct research to help conserve our Blue Planet.

  • Measure green crabs and record your data
  • Learn about the Tern Restoration Project on White Island
  • Perform a mock rescue of a stranded seal and learn how the data is used
  • Check out an ocean drifter and learn how they are being used in the ocean near and far
  • Meet our partners from Shoals Marine Lab, Educational Passages, and Cooperative Extension


Fishermen’s Tales: Sustainable Fisheries and Our Community
December 6, 2019

Seafood is one of our most prized resources in the Gulf of Maine. Come find out what is changing above and below the water’s surface that is impacting local fish populations. Get your hands on fishing gear, meet fishermen from your community, and hear why knowing where, when, how and by whom your seafood was harvested matters!

  • Meet local fishermen that are using sustainable practices
  • Get hands-on with fisherman gear
  • Learn about the importance of buying and eating sustainable fish
  • Join our friends from One Fish Foundation to explore local sustainable fisheries


Special thanks goes to Unitil, our Night at the Museum event series sponsor.






May 29, 2018 


THIS COPY IS HIDDENOdiorne Point State Park is a fantastic destination for bird enthusiasts, both expert and novice. With dense vegetation in the woodlands and wetlands and sweeping vistas of the salt marsh and Gulf of Maine, it’s no wonder Odiorne is a birding hot-spot. Once you bird here, you’ll want to come back again and again!

THIS COPY IS HIDDENBring your binoculars and/or scope and come dressed for the muddy spring terrain. A limited number of binoculars will be available to share. Presented in partnership with the Seacoast Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon.