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Seacoast Science Center

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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
+1 603-436-8043
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Good for kids, and adults too

I enjoyed checking out the Seacoast Science Center. It is small but there is a nice section to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lorisusanne
Learning about oceans

The best place for all, especially kids, to learn about oceans and all it’s eco systems. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BedaineTendue
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Located within scenic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center connects people to the wonders of the ocean through exhibits, programs, touch tanks and unique outdoor experiences. Our live animal exhibits feature the amazing creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem, from whales to snails. Our engaging programs make learning about the ocean fun for visitors of all ages. Our hands-on science exhibits, from undersea exploration to marine debris, motivate families to become caretakers of our blue planet. Come visit the Center and also explore the rocky shoreline, sandy beach, saltmarshes and woodlands of Odiorne State Park.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
+1 603-436-8043
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed checking out the Seacoast Science Center. It is small but there is a nice section to look at sea life from the Gulf of Maine. And the touch tank is good for the kids. There are other areas to learn about sea animals...More

Thank lorisusanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place for all, especially kids, to learn about oceans and all it’s eco systems. The location at Odiorne Point, NH is very appropriate for this learning center.

Thank BedaineTendue
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. Our staff is definitely very knowledgeable about the ocean ecosystem, and we agree: our location within Odiorne Point State Park is outstanding!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We took our 4 year old granddaughter there during Thanksgiving week. Although it was a sunny brisk day outside, it was inviting and very hospitable inside. It was also a treasure trove of interesting exhibits for her as well as the adults. There are lots...More

Thank Sailor34
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit. We're glad to hear that you and your granddaughter had such a great time exploring the different exhibit areas of our center. Please come back again during nicer weather when...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were on a camping trip in the area & on a crappy day visited the science center. The admission for myself & 4 others was a bit pricey & you are not really spending to much time in the science center. To be honest...More

Thank Stacey Z
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the live sea creatures, especially the sea horses and the horseshoe crab. The older one liked learned about the whale Tofu. I think it would have been more fun if we were there when there were planned activities.More

Thank Ronda J
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for taking the time to post a review of your visit. During the summer season, we do offer naturalist-led programs included with admission at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The schedule is posted on the video screen near...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great family activity, particularly if you have not been before. But if you have been, its not changed much in 20 years, you can expect the same thing with regard to their exhibits and displays.

Thank RickyRight2013
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My kids age 8 & 6 were happy with the touch tank and "fishing" exhibit where they tried to hook fish that were laying on the ground around their little boat. This center isn't overly expensive but likely not worth a dedicated trip. Good side...More

Thank FS_Junkie_with_kids
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for posting a review of our center. On humid days, it's hard to keep the condensation off our cold-water tanks but it's something we're working on. We also wanted to explain the reason why so few sea stars were available to touch. Sea...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We decided to go here because of a coupon fundraising discount book we purchased. The site has a very interesting history and is it is situated in a beautiful location. The museum is a little small but has some interesting and educational exhibits with a...More

Thank EnjoyFreePower
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to bring the youngsters, educational and fun as well! Beautiful setting...adults and children alike will love this place.. love it so much we bought a membership!

Thank annie1355
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for sharing this review, Annie - we hope your family gets many hours of enjoyment and enrichment using your annual membership. See you soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Seacoast Science Center is small but mighty. You don't need floors to showcase the ocean and its treasurers. The staff and people are just the best...knowledgeable, helpful, and love what they do! Whether a toddler or a senior there is something for everyone. A...More

Thank Hallie46
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for this review, Hallie. Our staff and volunteers receive a lot of training, so we are glad you noticed. Our location on an unspoiled stretch of the Atlantic can't be beat!

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Lesley M
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SSC Admission* Ages 13-Adult: $10 Seniors & Military: $8 Ages 3-12: $5 Under age 3: FREE Members: FREE *Does not include admission to Odiorne Point State Park, charged Memorial Day–Columbus Day.
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