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. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

11:00 Outdoor Tidepooling

Come and see who makes their home on the rocky shore. We will take a short walk out to the tide pools that dot the coast and learn more about the tidal zones and the creatures that live in a tide pool habitat.

12:00  Sharks

Learn about the mysterious, wonderful sharks of the world’s ocean, and more specifically the Gulf of Maine. Naturalists will teach you about sharks biology, behavior and adaptations.

1:30  Park Walk

Join SSC Volunteers and Naturalists as we explore our very special home, Odiorne Point State Park!

2:30 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?

3:30 Lighthouse Lookout

Right outside the Seacoast Science Center stands four different lighthouses! Take a walk with one of our naturalists by the coast and learn about the importance of lighthouses and the different lighthouses you can see from shore.



Sunday, May 26, 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  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.



Monday, May 27, 2019

9:30 Ocean Commotion: Cancelled

There will be no Ocean Commotion today due to the Memorial Day holiday. See you next week!

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  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. 



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Due to a busy school field trip schedule today, we advise that you plan your visit for 2pm or later.
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 Creature Feature

Get up close and personal with one or more of the fascinating creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine.

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. 

5:30 Nature @ Nite: Birding on the Seacoast

Join our friends from Mass Audubon and discover why Odiorne Point State Park is such a fantastic destination for bird enthusiasts, both expert and novice. Learn more and register in advance. This program is FULL.



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Due to a busy school field trip schedule today, we advise that you plan your visit for 2pm or later.
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, May 30, 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 Creature Feature

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



Friday, May 31, 2019

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  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 Creature Feature

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