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Seacoast Science Center

#4 of 11 things to do in Rye Features Animals
570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
+1 603-436-8043
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Great Location but a small museum

The Seacoast Science Center is located within Odiorne Point State Park, which borders the Atlantic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
L9393NIrobertm
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Exeter, New Hampshire
Children Love It, There is a touch tank where you can feel silky seaweed and texture's of living creatures of our sea

If you want to cool down after a hot day at the beach, this is the spot where your children can... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
rosewoodatrye
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Rye, New Hampshire
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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570 Ocean Blvd, In Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870-2131
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+1 603-436-8043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seacoast Science Center is located within Odiorne Point State Park, which borders the Atlantic Ocean. The views are great, the trails, interesting, and there is access to a stony beach. The science center is very small. There are fish tanks featuring fish and habitats...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and posting a review. Yes, our mission is to educate people of all ages about the importance of protecting the ocean ecosystem. We are always working on new exhibits and programs to engage our visitors in different ways, so we hope...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

If you want to cool down after a hot day at the beach, this is the spot where your children can wind down, cool down and learn about our ocean and how take part in protecting it. If it rains on your planned beach day...More

Thank rosewoodatrye
NHChildMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for sharing this informative review! New Hampshire's sandy beaches are great for family fun but we have a lot to offer for families who want to learn more about the ocean and its inhabitants. We're open 7 days a week from March -...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I found the drive to be better because I am used to seeing sealife in the ocean. It should not be removed and boxed into small aquariums. What a shame!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The first time I went with my kids, they loved it. They spent 3 hours around each exhibit, most of which are interactive and educational. I guess the novelty had worn off the second time, they weren't very interested. I don't think we were there...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

After walking around the Odiorne Point National Park, my wife and I went thru the Seacoast Science Center. The senior price of admission is $8.00 and was worth it. There are several displays of early sea crafts and equipment used to explore the ocean floor...More

Thank PAUL C
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this review of your visit, Paul. We're glad you enjoying visiting the Center as well as exploring Odiorne Point State Park.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We took our two grandsons to the Seacoast Science Center and we were really impressed. It is located right on the water in a state park. Great hands on and interactive exhibits, friendly staff and a wonderful volunteer who shared his collection of shark teeth...More

Thank pamvose
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this nice review, Pam - we are very proud of our great staff as well as our dedicated volunteers!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My grandkids love it here ! Lot of interesting thing for them to do . They love the dory you can pretend to fish in, the fish are painted to represent the local fish caught in the waters in the area . The touch tank...More

Thank CoachFrank
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this review, Frank. We especially appreciate the compliment about our staff - we do a lot of training and our employees love to share their knowledge about animals, the ocean and the surrounding area.

Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a fun and educational place for everyone with spectacular views. Inside, there are wonderful exhibits, including a couple of very rare lobsters and a touch tank. And outside...well, you never know what you're going to see. A snowy owl on one visit and...More

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. You included many of the unique learning opportunities that can be found here at Seacoast Science Center - there is something to see and do in every season. Our website calendar lists all...More

Reviewed 29 November 2016

I easily spent three hours at this centre and enjoyed every minute. Staff are universally excellent and provided information about their expertise which seemed to be abundant. The kids who were there seemed to be having a wonderful time.More

Thank Robert S
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you for your review. We do pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff so we are glad to know you had positive interactions with everyone. The Center is a great place for visitors of all ages but we especially enjoy the opportunity...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Science Center brings together marine life from all over New England on a smaller scale than the New England Aquarium. In addition to the biology of the area, there is also some coverage of the history. The grounds are beautiful and kids will love...More

Thank Rem4
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you for posting a review. Our smaller size and seaside location within Odiorne Point State Park make us a favorite among families for day trips. Kids can explore and meet sea animals up-close inside then also go out to the rocky shore for tide-pooling,...More

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Lesley M
What is admission fee for science center?
20 February 2017|
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Response from bbggtt | Reviewed this property |
SSC Admission* Ages 13-Adult: $10 Seniors & Military: $8 Ages 3-12: $5 Under age 3: FREE Members: FREE *Does not include admission to Odiorne Point State Park, charged Memorial Day–Columbus Day.
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