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Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium

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367 Ocean Blvd, #3, Hampton, NH 03842-3633
+1 603-758-7998
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What a lovely place! Very interactive, we all enjoyed being able to see, learn and touch little... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
kbws
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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So much fun and educational at the same time!

Ellen teaches you a lot about marine life and there are so many things to touch and explore. We... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Elmoo168
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Oceanarium is a small, unique hands-on natural history museum with a touch tank and deep water tank. Admission includes a personal tour with a biologist including handling the deep-water crabs, stars and other live sea animals and a short talk on whales, sharks and lobstering. There is unlimited time at the touch tank and to explore the exhibits on your own. The biologist is available for questions during your entire visit. Everything in the museum is brought in by local commercial fishermen and can be found in the Gulf of Maine.
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“sea creatures” (3 reviews)
“marine life” (2 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
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367 Ocean Blvd, #3, Hampton, NH 03842-3633
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! Very interactive, we all enjoyed being able to see, learn and touch little creatures.

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Ellen teaches you a lot about marine life and there are so many things to touch and explore. We held lobsters, urchins, crabs, starfish, scallops, and other stuff. My 2 kids had the best experience here! We'll definitely be returning!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Small hands on aquarium. My granddaughter enjoyed very much. Most impressed with various items in displays and knowledge of the owner.

1  Thank Rhonda F
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Ellen G, Owner at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Oceanarium. We strive for excellence, please let us know if there was anything that we could have done to have made your experience more memorable. Ellen

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Brought a four year old and upon entering she was smiling from ear to ear. She was totally enamored with everything she saw. Ellen's extensive knowledge and ability to adapt her presentations to different age groups is remarkable. A must visit while at Hampton Beach.

1  Thank Ann J
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We went July 26th. We actually chose coming here instead of seacoast science center. We we're not disappointed. From the time we walked in the door and was greeted before we even got the whole way in. My boys age 10 and 2 we're so...More

2  Thank heather22
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

We live in the area and were looking for something to do with our 4 year old. I was doubtful but thought for the price ($6 each) it was worth a try. We had the BEST time. The room is small, but Ellen was amazing!...More

3  Thank lalawash
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited on Saturday morning, arrived about 10 mins too early but was greater with an open door, a friendly smile, and Ellen allowed us to come in. My 6 & 5 year olds loved it and so did I! It looks like a very...More

2  Thank stargazr4644
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We live in the area and while our grandkids were visiting us we decided to stroll the boardwalk at the beach. We stumbled upon this Surprising great spot and by a overwhelming yes vote by our 6,9 and 11 year old grandkids we spent what...More

2  Thank Rick L
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Ellen G, Owner at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thanks so much Rick, It was my pleasure!

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Although this may look small from the outside, Ellen packs a world of information and ocean life into this space. It is clearly not just for children, she tailors the information to whomever who audience is. You can't help but be fascinated by her wealth...More

2  Thank onestylincookie
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

This place is such an amazing find! It is chock full of interesting and amazing items, from living sea creatures (some of which can even be touched and held!) to videos and fossils and bones! Ellen has a knack for creating an educational environment that...More

2  Thank Julie G
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