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Great place for a birthday party

We recently had my 4 year olds party at the explorium. It was perfect for my sin and his friends... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2013
Jtvanbiljon
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Raynham, Massachusetts
Very educational ..great employee named Jocelyn

I had come to the ocean explorium not knowing what to expect. I was very impressed by the hands on... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2013
Jason P
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A marine science education center located in the heart of Downtown New Bedford! Our education and aquarist staff take the time to personalize your experience by spending time with you and your family, answering questions and teaching you about the...more
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174 Union St, New Bedford Seaport, Union Square, New Bedford, MA 02740-6385
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently had my 4 year olds party at the explorium. It was perfect for my sin and his friends- crafts, touch tanks, light show. Especially for those winter birthdays, this is perfect. The staff was extremely accommodating. The Ocean Explorium in a hidden gem...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I had come to the ocean explorium not knowing what to expect. I was very impressed by the hands on exhibits and all the fish tanks they had. Would definitely like to go again with my family.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This place totally exceeded my expectations; we went on a Groupon, but it probably would have been worth full price, imho. It was small, but when we arrived at 10 am, we were the only people there, so we basically had a personal guide (who...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We are 2 adults with one 4-year-old and we all had a great time here. The staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. The only people who might be disappointd are people expecting the NE Aquarium. This is a totally different thing. It is small, but...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were a little disappointed with our visit. I really didn't know what to expect and I guess I was looking for more. Although the admission isn't that bad, I think it's really geared toward the smaller kids. I can say that the young woman...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank joanna l
Reviewed August 11, 2013

First of all, we went on a free day so it was packed and the wait was very long to get in. When we got to the door, the woman who worked there who was letting people in was literally arguing with visitors. A woman...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank Ajb0123
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I like bringing my kids to the ocean Explorium. We have been back a few times since I bought the membership. There are things for all ages. My boys are 5, 3 and 1. My 5 and 3 year old really enjoyed the shark and...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Erica D
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had an age range from 1 yr to 55 with 9 ppl in our party. We all were very engaged in every activity. The staff and volunteers were very knowledgable and ready to answer any questions. Liz, Joe, Allie and Matt were the four...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank kaseynightingale
Reviewed July 28, 2013

For roughly the cost of a movie ticket, my Godson and I enjoyed a pretty sweet day! For once I didn't have to tell him not to touch things, instead he got to see just what a star fish, and a crab, what numerous shell...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Gregums
Reviewed July 26, 2013

My husband and I visited the Explorium recently with our family and I was very impressed with the level of knowledge expressed by numerous young people who we talked with us while we were there. We live in California and I commented to my husband...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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