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Seacoast Science Center

#4 of 11 things to do in Rye Features Animals
570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
+1 603-436-8043
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Nice local science center.

My kids age 8 & 6 were happy with the touch tank and "fishing" exhibit where they tried to hook... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
FS_Junkie_with_kids
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Richmond, Virginia
INTERESTING BUT A LITTLE PRICEY

We decided to go here because of a coupon fundraising discount book we purchased. The site has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EnjoyFreePower
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New Hampshire
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Seacoast Science Center is located within Odiorne Point State Park, which borders the Atlantic Ocean. The views are great, the trails, interesting, and there is access to a stony beach. The science center is very small. There are fish tanks featuring fish and habitats...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and posting a review. Yes, our mission is to educate people of all ages about the importance of protecting the ocean ecosystem. We are always working on new exhibits and programs to engage our visitors in different ways, so we hope...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

If you want to cool down after a hot day at the beach, this is the spot where your children can wind down, cool down and learn about our ocean and how take part in protecting it. If it rains on your planned beach day...More

Thank rosewoodatrye
NHChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for sharing this informative review! New Hampshire's sandy beaches are great for family fun but we have a lot to offer for families who want to learn more about the ocean and its inhabitants. We're open 7 days a week from March -...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I found the drive to be better because I am used to seeing sealife in the ocean. It should not be removed and boxed into small aquariums. What a shame!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The first time I went with my kids, they loved it. They spent 3 hours around each exhibit, most of which are interactive and educational. I guess the novelty had worn off the second time, they weren't very interested. I don't think we were there...More

Thank AdBloke
Reviewed 27 February 2017

After walking around the Odiorne Point National Park, my wife and I went thru the Seacoast Science Center. The senior price of admission is $8.00 and was worth it. There are several displays of early sea crafts and equipment used to explore the ocean floor...More

Thank PAUL C
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this review of your visit, Paul. We're glad you enjoying visiting the Center as well as exploring Odiorne Point State Park.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We took our two grandsons to the Seacoast Science Center and we were really impressed. It is located right on the water in a state park. Great hands on and interactive exhibits, friendly staff and a wonderful volunteer who shared his collection of shark teeth...More

Thank pamvose
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this nice review, Pam - we are very proud of our great staff as well as our dedicated volunteers!

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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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