Night at the Museum

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

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time: 6-8pm

Fun, learning, and marine science collide at SSC after-hours! Night at the Museum is a program series that features a range of environmental topics, and engages community partners and friends to collectively learn about important local and global ocean conservation issues and how we can help make a difference. 


Fishermen’s Tales: Sustainable Fisheries and Our Community

Seafood is one of our most prized resources in the Gulf of Maine, and it plays a key part in our economy and cultural identity. Join us for an action-packed evening to find out what is changing above and below the water’s surface that is impacting local fish populations. 

  • Meet local fishermen and oyster farmers who are using sustainable practice
  • Get hands-on with gear and meet a research technician who designs fishing gear
  • Learn the “why and how” of  choosing sustainably harvested fish with Best Aquaculture Practices
  • Get up close and personal with our live animal ocean ambassadors
  • Play exciting games that teach about fish, fishing, and the Gulf of Maine
  • Find out about UNH School of Marine Science’s work with baby lumpfish, one of the newest species on the sustainable fisheries stage
  • Get crafty and make a fish print to take home
  • Join our friends from One Fish Foundation to explore local sustainable fisheries

Plus, join us at 7pm for a special screening of 

Last Man Fishing

This hour-long documentary looks at the vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-scale fishermen across the United States. New England Fishmonger Captain Tim Rider, who fishes out of Eliot and Gloucester and supplies many of the Seacoast’s restaurants, is featured in the documentary and will lead a Q&A discussion after the film. (Best for older children and adults.)

Learn more about Last Man Fishing and view trailer.


Includes Night and the Museum activities and the film screening.

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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Event Sponsors

Special thanks go to Green Maids, NH State Parks, and Unitil, our generous Night at the Museum event sponsors.


2020 Event Themes

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December 4





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!

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THIS COPY IS HIDDEN: Measure green crabs and record your data
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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