Details & The Week Ahead

Discover the wonders of Odiorne Point State Park, the Gulf of Maine, and our Blue Planet. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a closer 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  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.

2:30 Close Encounters

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



Monday, January 20, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a closer 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  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.

2:30 Close Encounters

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



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

1:30  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

1:30  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

1:30  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.



Friday, January 24, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


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 during this weekly outdoor program. 

Drop-in Cost: $10 for member children; $12 non-member children. Advanced Registration Cost: $8 for member children; $10 non-member children. Register here.

11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

1:30  Our Blue Planet

Discover the wonders of our World Ocean. Learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue team’s work and perform a mock seal rescue, find out which species have “invaded” our waters, or explore a shipwreck. Each day is a different learning adventure.



Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dive deeper into learning and join us fun and engaging programs during your visit, free with Center admission. Plus, get hands-on at learning stations where you can solve a STEM challenge, see the “unseen” under a microscope, or get creative as you learn about the World Ocean.

This is a tentative program schedule. To take best advantage of what is happening in nature and in our tanks, updates are made by 9:30am each day.


11:00 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one of our ambassador animals and learn about the important role it plays in the ocean ecosystem. Animals include lobsters, horseshoe crabs, chain catsharks, seahorses, and more!

12:00  Exploring the Intertidal

Discover the unique features of our rocky shore and get a closer 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  Our Blue Planet

Learn about one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, the coral reef, discover what creatures share our NH beaches and the Gulf of Maine, or learn about our marine mammal conservation work and perform a mock seal rescue. Each day is a different learning adventure.

2:30 Close Encounters

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