This is a great place to visit, either with kids or without! They offer varied and interesting educational experiences at very reasonable prices. I brought my niece here one November when she was 10 for a squid dissection class and she thought it was sooo cool (she's not really a "girlie-girl! LOL) After the dissection class, the squid was prepared and wham! Calamari! She'd never eaten it before, but was game to try it. Now she loves the stuff. Afterwards, we broused thier lovely gift shop and picked up a few things, then did some beach combing for sea shells (yes, it was COLD!!) but we made a good haul. This past summer I took my 6 year old nephew to the Maritime Festival they were having and had a great time listening to sailors' songs, making scrimshaw and watching a rescue re-enactment. The cannon was the best part! We also did some great beach combing while we were there and got to splash in the waves a bit, it was an exciting first visit to the ocean for him! They've got all sorts of really cool activities that I'd love to do, but haven't had the chance yet, like edible plants of the seashore and star gazing. They also do plays. Always something good going on at IRLSS!
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