The Edge of the Sea

The Edge of the Sea is an intertidal-themed interactive experience anchored by three thoroughly unique, cold-water touch tanks teeming with animals and seaweeds.

Here, you can get your hands wet in simulated tide pools, touch and learn about the animals that live here, and enjoy a beautiful and immersive window to the dynamic zone between the tides. Our naturalists are stationed at the exhibit to guide hands-on learning and spark conversations that we hope deepen appreciation of our coastal environment and inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.

What can you see?

Lots of fascinating creatures, including crabs, urchins, baby lobster, and hard-to-find species like nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, and brittle stars.

A high-powered microscope sitting right over our laboratory-style wet table allows you to get a super close-up view of the animals and seaweeds you can find in the tide pools right outside our doors.

Rachel Carson may have put it best … the EDGE OF THE SEA is a strange and beautiful place. We hope you come on a journey with us here soon!

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.