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Seacoast Science Center

Address: 570 Ocean Boulevard, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
Phone Number: 603-436-8043
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Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Natural history museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire seacoast area.
Attraction details
Type: Science museums, Natural history museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire seacoast area.

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campton, NH
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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
119 helpful votes 119 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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augusta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the best time of year to go. Few crowds and no parking fees. Discover new trails every time I go. You can walk on trails at the water's edge or go through paths in the woods. Also no issue with bugs in mid Sept. I also like their gift shop and have found fun and educational toys for... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I totally enjoyed this place, indoors or outdoors...The exhibits are interactive and educational. They have a touch tank and we were also able to feel some other fish at a "show" where we learned about horseshoe crabs, skates and some type of shark. Took lots of pictures. Oh, and my kids loved it too...lol WORTH THE MONEY!!!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made our way to the right around the corner of the beach to a shallow cove where the water was still warm(ish) and saw starfish, baby lobsters, baby eels and baby crabs. It's a hoot...go there. Take bug spray - the mosquitos are the size of B52s.

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