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Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH
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Ranked #6 of 10 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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St. Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went with all adults and really enjoyed our visit. However, I kept wishing I had my grandchildren to share the experience. The museum is interactive and very well done. Lots of information, fish I had never heard of and an opportunity to hold starfish, urchins and more. I will be going back.

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New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A really nice exhibit space which my grandchildren enjoyed. I actually enjoyed the stone sculptures on the walkways. I spent as much time outside as inside. Would go again.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have been for years and years. They often change exhibits so you keep wanting to go back. The touch tank is amazing and has a variety of animals for kids to check out. This is also one of the most beautiful spots on the seacoast, with picnic tables for lunches and playground on the ocean. It is a favorite... More

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Revere, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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