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Address: 570 Ocean Boulevard, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
Phone Number: 603-436-8043
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire...
Exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire seacoast area.
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Small but informative

The Seacoast Science Center is located at Odiorne State Park. T There is an extra admission price for the Science Center. The kids will really like it. There is also a gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hudson,NH
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Hudson,NH
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242 reviews 242 reviews
110 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Seacoast Science Center is located at Odiorne State Park. T There is an extra admission price for the Science Center. The kids will really like it. There is also a gift shop, which by the way you can visit without an admission fee. They also have hands on exhibits for the kids and may I say, "The young at... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The seacoast science center is a top notch mini (mini) version of the Boston aquarium, and is set on one of the most scenic pieces of land in New Hampshire. A small peninsula offering walkways along the ocean, bike paths in the woods, a play ground, picnic areas and the fun and education of the Science center. One of our... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This is such a great place to bring your children and grandchildren. We wanted too spend the day with my grandson, so this was one of the stops! What a great decision to do so. With many inside exhibits and interactive displays, we were busy enjoying each one. The parking is easy. Access is great to the building, and there... More 

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campton, NH
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This aquarium is small but also has trails through the woods and along the beaches. There is a play ground on the grounds plus the remains (although few) of an old fort that was constructed and reworked from the Civil War through the early cold war. Pick a sunny warm day and bring the family for the entire day.

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California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine science education organization right on the rocky seacoast of Rye, New Hampshire. Their exhibits include touch tanks, live displays of fish, seahorses, crustaceans and other small sea life, and now includes the widest collection of marine mammal skeletons on public display in northern New England. I loved the touch tanks.. you can handle... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Small but well done. The sealife is well displayed and appears well cared for. (Another reviewer mentioned that there is a lobster stuck in a "tiny tank"--the exhibit explains that this is because she is temporarily quarantined.) There is a touch tank, which kids always enjoy. It is true that some of the light-up type features are not working; however,... More 

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Epsom, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Like a little version of the Boston Aquarium. Nicely done. The local painted turtles do grow a lot bigger than those in their tank.

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Perfect for families, lots to do and see, after you tour the museum, there are several trials to walk along. Staff is very helpful and the views are breathtaking.

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Ossining, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There's not much to see in this place. I don't know about the trails and whatever else because it was too cold on the day we visited, but the inside of the "science center" building has not much going on except lame exhibits which don't even really work and some poor lobsters stuck in tiny tanks. I felt sorry for... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Seacoast Science Center offers lots of hands-on activities and special events for adults and children. While it's easy to breeze through and say, "That's nice," you'll get a lot more from your visit if you schedule it at a time when they're presenting some history or seacoast science, or during a class. Parking can seem expensive, but if you... More 

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