Nature@Nite

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 encouraged to attend the evening. Walk-ins subject to availability.

Space is limited for the 5pm guided program, and on a first come, first served basis. The number of participants depends upon the nature of the program that evening. Sign-up is available at the admissions desk starting at 4pm on the event date.

July 19, 2024: Wacky Weather

What’s the difference between weather and climate? Come join us to find out! Test out how to measure wind, make your very own cloud chart, and soak in whatever weather comes our way that day.

5pm guided program: Weather program hosted by Mount Washington Observatory.

Sign-up for the guided program is first come, first served and available at the admissions desk starting at 4pm on the event date.

August 16, 2024: Life Along the Shore

Time to test out the tides! Tide pools are special places, home to an array of fascinating animals and seaweeds uniquely adapted to thrive between the tides—in the rocky intertidal zone. Join us as we learn about crabs, sea stars, urchins and more through fun activities!

5pm guided program: Tide pooling with SSC Naturalists.

Sign-up for the guided program is first come, first served and available at the admissions desk starting at 4pm on the event date.

Special thanks to our Corporate Partner

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At Seacoast Science Center, we strive to make our programs and events accessible to all. We are grateful for the longtime support of Eversource, and their commitment to sustainability and accessibility. Please join us in thanking them for underwriting this program, making a visit to SSC free of charge and possible for those who may not have been able to attend otherwise. 

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.