Photography Policy and Guidelines
Located in a stunning spot right on the Atlantic Ocean, Seacoast Science Center is a popular destination for photographers. While personal photography is encouraged inside and outside of SSC, it must be conducted without disruption to daily operations or other visitors.
Personal Use Photography
Personal photography is permitted in all areas of Seacoast Science Center. Visitors may:
- Take casual photos for personal use only.
- Use handheld cameras, cell phones, and tablets with the flash turned off.
- Post images from their visits on personal social media sites as long as they are not used for profit.
Visitors may NOT:
- Use tripods, lights, selfie sticks, or other external equipment.
- Sell or publish the images.
- Use the images to promote any outside product or service.
- Use drones for photography in Odiorne Point State Park without a special use permit from NH State Parks.
- Remain behind any stanchions in the exhibit areas and never place their hands in live animal tanks except where expressly permitted (Tide Pool Touch Tank and Edge of the Sea exhibits).
- Respect other visitors enjoying the galleries.
- SSC reserves the right to withhold or withdraw permission to photograph on the premises. Our staff members have the authority to approach and verify the intent of photography and to enforce our Photography Policy.
Members of the media must make arrangements for all photo and video shoots in advance. To coordinate a shoot, please contact Karen Provazza, Chief Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the media must identify themselves at the front desk and verify they have made an appointment before setting up to shoot.
Commercial Photography and Film Shoots
Photography and film shoots for commercial purposes (television, film, etc.) inside SSC must be approved and scheduled in advance by the Chief Communications Officer.
Photography and film shoots outside in Odiorne Point State Park must be approved in advance by NH State Parks officials. Please contact DeeDee Hanson, Program Specialist, at the NH Division of Parks and Recreation at 603-271-2944 or email@example.com.