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Address: 570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
Phone Number: +1 603-436-8043
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located within scenic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center...

Located within scenic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center connects people to the wonders of the ocean through exhibits, programs, touch tanks and unique outdoor experiences. Our live animal exhibits feature the amazing creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem, from whales to snails. Our engaging programs make learning about the ocean fun for visitors of all ages. Our hands-on science exhibits, from undersea exploration to marine debris, motivate families to become caretakers of our blue planet. Come visit the Center and also explore the rocky shoreline, sandy beach, saltmarshes and woodlands of Odiorne State Park.

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Fun time at July Concert Series

We had a wonderful time attending Joshua Tree concert, they have concerts every Thursday night in July, bring your dancing shoes, some chairs or blanket, food if you like but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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Beverly, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day was spent here. We took a 2 year old and a 4 & 6 year old. They loved touching the critters in the touch pool. They were excited to see the fish in the tanks and they participated in the exhibits. After enjoying the indoors, we had a picnic and the went to the shore and explored the... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this place. I love its proximity to my house. All my kids love walking around its lands and through the museum. I enjoy all that too, so its for all ages.

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Thank Tim3771
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Tim. Our location within beautiful Odiorne Point State Park gives visitors a lot to see and do! More 

Ashby, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a rainy beach vacation day we thought this would be a great place for our family of 5, kids 13,9,5. It would have been ok if we didn't need to pay admission per person for Odiorne Park as well as for the science center. There was no mention of this on their website and we had driven all the... More 

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Thank amanda m
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, we're sorry you missed the information about paying park admission just below the price list on our website. As we are located within the state park, our visitors do have to pay park admission during the summer months. We are a small science center but we try to appeal to all ages by offering naturalist-led programs like petting... More 

Grafton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum with a fantastic location. The museum has interesting exhibits that focus on marine life found in local waters. Additionally, it's part of the Odirone Point State Park which allows for plenty of ocean side walking about. Excellent place to bring the kiddos.

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Thank Scott H
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your visit. We're glad you enjoyed visiting the Science Center as well as the state park - it's a winning combination for all ages. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot to learn about the oceans. The kids complete a checklist while they explore and earn a sticker at the end! The aquariums are very interesting and have some fish from our own ocean. There is also a touch tank! It's also a great spot on the water for views/pictures. At low tide you can explore... More 

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Thank Asg007
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this informative review - you definitely enjoyed some of our favorite activities during your visit. Our location within the state park is indeed a bonus because of amenities like the playground and miles of shoreline to explore. We hope you'll visit again! More 

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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a wonderful time attending Joshua Tree concert, they have concerts every Thursday night in July, bring your dancing shoes, some chairs or blanket, food if you like but they do have some there. You can purchase beer/wine, you're not suppose to bring it in they do check coolers.

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Thank Suesmcd
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for posting about our summer concert series - it's a perennial favorite with music lovers of all ages. The series is also our biggest fundraiser of the year so while you're having fun, you're supporting our mission of ocean education. Gates open at 5 pm and all concerts start at 6 pm - hope to see you at... More 

Boston, MA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Spent an afternoon here when we arrived in NH and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of hands-on activities for kids, and beautiful surroundings for exploring. Admission is reasonable for a smaller museum ($10 per person), and we easily spent 2 hours there enjoying the museum before walking around outdoors to explore the park. A small well stocked gift shop and knowledgeable,... More 

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Thank sunflower75
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review. We agree - between the Science Center and the state park, there is plenty to do so families can plan to spend a whole day here. We're glad your family had a great visit and hope you'll come back in the future. More 

Ripton VT
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We took our 7 and 10 year old girls, and they had a blast. On arriving at the museum, a bunker in the man-made hill next door is evident, but there is only a single sign describing when + why it was built. The bunker is sealed up. There are gun emplacements around the site, but all that remains are... More 

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Thank TimRiptonVT
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed review and suggestion to visit at low tide ... tidepooling is one of the most popular activities in the park. We're glad to hear your girls had fun and we hope you can make a return visit in the future. Odiorne Point State Park is part of the NH State... More 

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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Returning from Maine on a rainy day, we had planned to go to an outdoor experience and wound up changing because of the weather. I'd heard of SSC before but we have never been there. My 7 yo son had a wonderful time especially with the interactive activities. We spent about 2.5 hours there without feeling rushed to see it... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, Stephanie - glad to hear you and your son loved your visit to SSC. Definitely come back on a nice day. Because we are located in Odiorne Point State Park, there are lots of places to explore: the rocky shore, a beach, trails through the woods and a big playground.... More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We visited here on our return from Coastal Maine back to Boston. We were looking for somewhere along the way, and were pleased. It coast $51 for a group of 7 (2 seniors, 2 adults, 3 kids). At first I thought that might be a little high because it seemed a little small. However despite the size, our kids were... More 

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Our touch tank is indeed a highlight for many of our visitors! More 

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