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Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Natural History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire seacoast area.
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Revere, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a good place for the area and it's not overpriced like Boston's aquarium. Kids can touch small sea creatures like starfish in their tank so what else do you need. When you let them touch stuff at the aquarium that's what they really remember. And as far as I know we didn't pay for parking on the weekend... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The website is wonderful but the actually place is not worth the price! First of all you have to pay for parking per person ?!?! Then the "center" is about $8 per person and it has nothing but a blue lobster, some star fish and a bunch of things that need to be dusted or revamped ! There was no... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great park to visit in the area. The science center is wonderful for children. It's interesting history that the park was taken in wartime. Nice trails and tidepools. They run a concert series in the summer that's really fun.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

But the views are lovely in the park. Gets very very crowded quickly because of the walking trails and lovely location.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

An outstanding place for children to include adults. The exhibits provide a real learning experience for young and old alike.

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19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

OUr boys (12 & 9) had a fun 1.5 hours here. Little kids may spend longer but I liked the educational aspect of the day for my older kids. They enjoyed learning about whales and seeing the aquarium and taking the quizzes about the ocean and it's inhabitants. Some cute stuff and would be a great to go in the... More

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Quebec City, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The kids really enjoyed the touch tank and scavenger hunt they had. We also did have some time for the outside activities in the Odiorne State Park. Been on a beach and smelling the ocean is always a nice moment for us.

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We came here on a snowy day over MLK weekend. My two year old and four year old liked the musuem quite a bit and it was sized right for a younger child. The location is gorgeous, on a rocky beach with views out to the Isles (?) of Shoals. If the weather had been better we would have gone... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went here today with my husband and our almost 3 year old. We had a lot of fun looking at all the different fish and with the touch tank. I appreciated seeing the old photographs of the houses that used to reside in the Odiorne Park area. We went in the winter when parking was FREE!! I think it's free... More

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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I found this museum as we were hiking along a state park on the coast. The building was originally a summer home, and, with additions, has become a great place to learn more about the ocean around Portsmouth. The staff were knowledgeable and there was a nice book store and shop if you wanted more information.

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