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. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

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 Turtle Time

Hang out with our resident Three-toed Box turtle and find out about his eating behaviors! Can you guess why his name is Raspberry?

12:00  Horseshoe Crab

Did you know this unique living fossil plays an important role in our lives? Come find out who the horseshoe crab is related to (it has eight legs), its role in the medical world and more!

1:30  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

2:30 Seahorses

Come meet one of the strangest looking fish (not horses) on earth and learn about its unique adaptations.

3:30 American Lobster

Meet and Greet with one of the most famous, and delicious, local crustaceans! We will talk about their adaptations and you will have a chance to touch one.



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

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 Marine Mammal Rescue

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



Thursday, June 20, 2019

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  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

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 Marine Mammal Rescue

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



Friday, June 21, 2019

9:30 Big Fish Little Fish: Owl-mazing Adaptations

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. Each week is based around a different theme that inspires curiosity and a sense of wonder, and builds a child’s confidence as a young scientist and naturalist.

Join us today for a special Summer Solstice Big Fish Little Fish class to celebrate the amazing world of owls! We’ll learn about the incredible adaptations owls use to navigate and hunt at night, explore owl eyesight, dissect owl pellets, and learn how owls take care of their owlets. (This portion will take place during our regularly scheduled class time, from 9:30-10:30 am.) 

Pre-registration cost: $8 for member children; $10 non-member children. Day-of cost: $10 for member children; $12 non-member children.

NEW! Optional extension opportunity: stick around to learn about owl nesting, enjoy an owl-themed snack and take home your own owl nest box! We’ll talk about how to put up your nest box, where it should be located, and how to care for it.   

Registration is required for the extended opportunity: $20 non-member family, $18 member family for the program and extension.

Register 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  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

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 Marine Mammal Rescue

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



Saturday, June 22, 2019

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  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

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 Marine Mammal Rescue

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



Sunday, June 23, 2019

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  Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Program

Center and Park visitors, meet us under the tent near the Center’s main entrance walkway to join us for a program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.

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 Marine Mammal Rescue

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