Details & The Week Ahead

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 theWorld Ocean. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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.



Sunday, December 15, 2019

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 theWorld Ocean. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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, December 16, 2019

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. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Commotion:

Ocean Commotion is an indoor program where 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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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.



Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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, December 18, 2019

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. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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, December 19, 2019

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. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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, December 20, 2019

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. Dive deeper into learning and join us for engaging programs, offered free with Center admission. 

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 Ocean Ambassadors

Get up close and personal with one or more of our ocean ambassadors. Learn more about the inhabitants of our coastal environment and how we can better protect them.

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.