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Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium

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Great little place

A nice little place to take the kids to learn about the ocean. The lady that works here is very... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
sunriseone03077
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Raymond, New Hampshire
Awesome Place!

This place was such a cool experience for my four year old. Ellen was great and gave us a little... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Jennie B
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The Oceanarium is a small, unique hands-on natural history museum with a touch tank and deep water tank. Admission includes a personal tour with a biologist including handling the deep-water crabs, stars and other live sea animals and a short talk...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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367 Ocean Blvd, #3, Hampton, NH 03842-3633
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

A nice little place to take the kids to learn about the ocean. The lady that works here is very knowledgeable and friendly. My grandkids thoroughly enjoyed it m

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This place was such a cool experience for my four year old. Ellen was great and gave us a little tour and facts about what was presented. There are animals you get to touch and hold. Definitely recommend visiting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennie B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of local sea creatures. A fun hands on experience for any age group. Ellen is very knowledgeable and personable. The spiny crab, flounder and sea anemones in the deepwater tank are a real treat.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Ellen is very knowledgable and passionate about the sea and also a great storyteller. We and the kids had great fun learning about whales, sharks, lobsters etc. It was fascinating to see and hold various sea creatures. I would go even without the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ellen G, Owner at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. My goal is to make sure that when everyone leaves the Oceanarium they look at the ocean in a totally different way!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Ellen was excellent with my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter. She was skeptical and didn't want to stay initially, but Ellen was patient and engaging. By the end of our time, we had all enjoyed learning lots and touching/holding some of the sea creatures. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laura046
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Small yet just right for children. Is very informative on their level. Not expensive and worth your time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! Very interactive, we all enjoyed being able to see, learn and touch little creatures.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kbws
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Ellen teaches you a lot about marine life and there are so many things to touch and explore. We held lobsters, urchins, crabs, starfish, scallops, and other stuff. My 2 kids had the best experience here! We'll definitely be returning!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Elmoo168
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Small hands on aquarium. My granddaughter enjoyed very much. Most impressed with various items in displays and knowledge of the owner.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rhonda F
Ellen G, Owner at Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Oceanarium. We strive for excellence, please let us know if there was anything that we could have done to have made your experience more memorable. Ellen

Reviewed August 13, 2017

Brought a four year old and upon entering she was smiling from ear to ear. She was totally enamored with everything she saw. Ellen's extensive knowledge and ability to adapt her presentations to different age groups is remarkable. A must visit while at Hampton Beach.

Date of experience: August 2017
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