Details & The Week Ahead

Visitor programs are offered throughout the day, free with Center admission. To take best advantage of events in nature and in our tanks, we plan our programs each morning based on the themes listed below. Please be advised that programs are subject to change. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

9:00 Seaside Safari & Treks 4 Tots April Vacation Camp

Seaside Safari (for grades K-5) & Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Preregistration is required. To learn about camp, daily themes and to register, click here.

11:00 Nautical Flags

Come learn about the way sailors communicate with other ships using different colored flags. At the end you can learn how to spell your name using our nautical flag tiles.

12:00  Echinoderms

Come learn about our resident sea stars as well as other echinoderms! Did you know that we have three species of sea stars native to us right here in the Gulf of Maine?

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Invasion!

What is an invasive species? Which invasive species might you find along the rocky shore? Come and learn all about New Hampshire’s invasive species and how they are changing the rocky shore.

6:00 Costa Rica Eco-Adventure Travel Presentation

Learn all about our small-group Costa Rica Eco-Adventure to be held April 19-30, 2020 during this no-obligation informational presentation. Learn more about the trip here. Please reply to Henry at [email protected] if you plan to attend the info session.



Friday, April 19, 2019

9:00 Seaside Safari & Treks 4 Tots April Vacation Camp

easide Safari (for grades K-5) & Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Preregistration is required. To learn about camp, daily themes and to register, click here.

9:30 Big Fish Little Fish:

Kids, ages 3-5, and their favorite adults actively explore and learn about the habitats of Odiorne Point State Park together in this outdoor program.

Advanced Registration Cost: $8 for member children; $10 non-member children. Register here.

Drop-in Cost: $10 for member children; $12 non-member children.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:00 Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals

Run, race or walk to help save the seals! Our scenic 5k cross-country trail brings you along the coast and through beautiful Odiorne Point State Park. Kids, sign up for the Kids Fun Run 300-yard dash or half-mile run, where every child wins a prize. Learn more…

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

CLOSED: Easter Sunday

Enjoy your day and some see us soon!




Monday, April 22, 2019

9:00 Seaside Safari & Treks 4 Tots April Vacation Camp

Seaside Safari (for grades K-5) & Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Preregistration is required. To learn about camp, daily themes and to register, click here.

9:30 Ocean Commotion:

Little ones (ages 1-3) and their favorite adults dance, play, and use their senses to explore a new set of activities each week.

Cost: $5 for member children; $8 non-member children; no cost for adults. Registration is not required.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

9:00 Seaside Safari & Treks 4 Tots April Vacation Camp

easide Safari (for grades K-5) & Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Preregistration is required. To learn about camp, daily themes and to register, click here.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

9:00 Seaside Safari & Treks 4 Tots April Vacation Camp

easide Safari (for grades K-5) & Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) April Vacation Camp is offered by the day or for the week. Preregistration is required. To learn about camp, daily themes and to register, click here.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a close look at the animals that live there. We may visit our indoor touch tank, venture outdoors to the intertidal zone, or get hands-on with fun activities.

1:30  Marine Mammal Rescue

Find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue team is working to protect seals and other marine mammals in our region. 

2:30 Close Encounters

Join us to learn about, and get up-close to, some of the Gulf of Maine’s sandy bottom dwellers: chain catsharks, little skates, horseshoe crabs, and more.

3:30 Creature Feature

Get up an up-close view of some of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.