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.

December 15, 2023: Below Zero

Winter brings cooler temperatures to our coast! Join us as we explore how wildlife adapts as the thermometer drops. 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: Freezing Point Experiment. 

5pm guided program is SOLD OUT.

January 19, 2024: Wildlife Wanderings

Signs of wildlife can be found all around you, especially during our winter season in snow, frozen mud, and sand! Join us as we explore what different signs of life animals create. Test out the different types of walking patterns animals use, create your own scat, and trace your very own tracks to take home.

5pm guided program: Naturalist-led Tracking in Odiorne Point State Park

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

February 16, 2024: Stargazing on the Seacoast

Have you ever noticed that sometimes stars can be easier to see depending on where you are, the weather, or even the season? Come learn about constellations, telescopes, and the light pollution that affects our views of the night sky. 

5pm guided program: Lessons in Astronomy with UNH 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.

March 15, 2024: Migration Celebration

Migration is no easy feat! This evening is to celebrate the adaptations animals have evolved to master the art of travel. Did you know our local humpback whales travel 16,000 miles annually between the Gulf of Maine and Caribbean to feed and breed? Incredible! 

5pm guided program: Woodcock Walk with Seacoast Audubon

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

April 19, 2024: What-a-HOOT!

Test your ‘talons’ for grip strength, dissect owl pellets with your friends and family, and practice your best owl calls! WHOOOOO’s coming to join in on the fun? 

5pm guided program: Owl Prowl and Raptor meet-and-greet with Center for Wildlife

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. 

Due to the snowstorm, Seacoast Science Center is closed today, Sunday, January 7th. Please stay safe and warm!

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.