Step into two all-new immersive exhibitions that will ignite your curiosity and inspire you dive deep into learning more about these places we love.
Coral reefs are one of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, home to more than a quarter of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, birds and more. Reef systems are incredibly important to people as well, providing food, shoreline protection, jobs, oxygen, and water filtration services. Yet, coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Restoring Reefs will immerse you in the beauty of colorful reef habitats and motivate you to help protect these critically important living systems.
Living Coral Habitats
Compare a healthy reef habitat, with an abundance of colorful fish and corals, to a stressed reef ecosystem.
Clown Fish & Anemones
Observe the fascinating symbiotic relationship between clownfish and anemones.
Beaches are a place not only enjoyed by humans, but habitat to any array of wildlife whose well-being depends upon it being a healthy, balanced ecosystem. Learn about native and invasive species that share our shore, reflect on what the beach means to you, and gain insight on how the threats of climate change are impacting our coastline.
Wave Action Tank
Get hands-on to discover how wave action and varied shoreline features influence our coast.
Happy Place Mural
Share your thoughts on what the ocean means to you on this community-sourced mural.
Restoring Reefs and NH Beaches were custom-designed and built by the Seacoast Science Center’s education and exhibit staff and generously sponsored by CMA Engineers, NextEra Energy, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Partners Bank, Ambit Engineering, Derry Medical Center, Lowery’s Lawn and Patio, RiverWorks Printing, Allen & Major Associates, Mark and Holly Adamy, and Mitchell and Kathryn Drew.