Offered one Friday per month—FREE of charge—join us for fun, relaxed, family-friendly evenings hosted by SSC and community partners. These evenings feature S.T.E.A.M. activities, lit-up tanks and exhibits, and nature-based programs.
This program is generously sponsored by Eversource.
Join Seacoast Science Center naturalists and guest community partners after hours for family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities and a guided nature program, FREE of charge!
Offered on the third Friday of the month, each Nature@Nite is based around a different theme. Activities are designed to build confidence and empower participants of all ages in learning through science play and discovery.
Stations will engage you in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics learning. Popup story times may be offered based on the evening’s theme. A scheduled, guided nature program will be offered at 5pm each evening: space is limited and separate registration is required to participate in the guided program.
Always come dressed for outdoor exploration, and remember it is typically cooler at the shore!
Registration is strongly encouraged to attend the evening.
You must choose to participate in the guided program during the registration process if you would like to participate in the 5pm program. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Walk-ins subject to availability.
Program Schedule & Details
September 15: Crusty Crabs
Get hands on with crabs at our touch tank, conduct a mock field survey, and register to take part in a Green Crab Hunt in the wild. Gabby Bradt, Fisheries Extension Specialist and NH Green Crab Project director, will fill you in on the current research taking place and lead an outdoor guided program. Wear your water shoes or boots!
5pm guided program: Green Crab Hunt. Be sure to choose this option in the registration process if you would like to participate in the Green Crab Hunt.
5pm guided program is SOLD OUT
October 20: Spooky Science
Craft a spooky message or drawing with invisible ink to be viewed under blacklight, find out how a seal skeleton compares to your own, and design your own creepy critter. Plus, register to learn about the anatomy of a squid and take part in a squid dissection.
5pm guided program: Squid Dissection. Be sure to choose this option in the registration process if you would like to participate in Squid Dissection.
5pm guided program is SOLD OUT
November 17: Harvest Time
Fall is a time for giving thanks for nature’s bounty and for one another. Come make a quill pen and learn how to share your thanks using traditional calligraphy. Test your game skills and see how far you can launch acorns with a catapult. And, make a cornhusk doll to take home to don your Thanksgiving table.
5pm guided program: Storytelling. Be sure to choose this option in the registration process if you would like to attend Storytelling.
Registration reopens on October 20. The 5pm program is SOLD OUT.
December 15: Below Zero
Test the effects of a blubber glove in icy water, make some flaky formations, and find out how Odiorne’s wildlife copes with frigid winter temperatures.
5pm guided program: Insulation Experiment. Be sure to choose this option in the registration process if you would like to participate in the Insulation Experiment.
Registration reopens on November 17. The 5pm program is SOLD OUT.