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Seacoast Science Center

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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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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 aquarium, decent exhibits, great for kids and families.

We had a fun time. Definitely a small place designed for younger kids. That being said, we had a great time, my daughter loved touching the starfish and watching the fish swim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The saltwater aquariums at this museum are very good, easy to watch the fish and other biologicals. The small shop is fun. However the remainder of the exhibits are not interesting for adults and marginally interesting for children. The 18 mile long seacoast of NH has a rich history that needs presentation=geology, meteorology, shipping, defense, all happen just offshore within... More 

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Webster, New York
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you are OK with paying $1 a minute including going to the bathroom, this place might be for you. I have never end paid so much for something so lame. The park it is in was nice, but the "science center" is a stretch. The building looks big and nice. But once you are in there isn't much. We... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had a fun time. Definitely a small place designed for younger kids. That being said, we had a great time, my daughter loved touching the starfish and watching the fish swim around. I recommend the SSC to kill an hour or two with your kids and when you are done, head over to the large playground nearby.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Great spot for kids (and adults) to experience seacoast life and natural beauty. Follow up with a walk through Odiorne State Park.

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Thank ErinnElisabeth
Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great place for kids, and I learned a thing or two as well. Nice interactive exhibits and live aquarium tanks. Beautiful grounds to explore outside.

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

OK place with many hands on things for the kids. But all in all not kept up well and not much to see.

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Thank BAR845
Mission Viejo, California
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Directed more for kids camps and kids, it's fine to spend less than an hour here. You can pet the small sharks at the exhibit.

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Camarillo, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We have watched this small science center expand and grow, while preserving the amazing history of the area. Thursday's in July we can enjoy live music in a tent outside. Very nominal fee, food and drinks to purchase . The setting can't be beat. Hopefully the thunderstorms will avoid us

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Elizabethtown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We attended a beautiful wedding. The setting was so gorgeous as was the bride. We had the Science Center to ourselves and it was awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

My girls loved this place it was so great hands on experience. Many activities and the aquarium was a nice touch.

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