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Project Oceanology

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Address: 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
Phone Number: +1 860-445-9007
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Really cool trip onto the water

From start to finish, this was a neat experience. Kids love it and the adult will too. You get to go out onto the water and do a few research-like activities - everyone gets to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Beverly Hills, CA
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Beverly Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

From start to finish, this was a neat experience. Kids love it and the adult will too. You get to go out onto the water and do a few research-like activities - everyone gets to take part in the different activities, such as measuring visibility or measuring depth, plus they put a net into the water and haul in some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

With a family of 5 under the age of 13, this held everyone's attention. The boat stayed close to the shore, so there were no huge waves or swells. The kids were invited to be involved in the scientific process of how they study the creatures below the sea. The boat is mainly covered for the adults to sit back... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Project Oceanology is a great way for kids to learn about the ocean which is so important to the planets well beingIt is an at hand experience were kids can do the very thing that the professionals did/do and really learn first hand

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Uncasville, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I won VIP tickets to attend one of Project Oceanology's programs. We recently went on one of the last seal watching cruises. It was a very fun experience. The temperature outside was hovering around the 32 degree mark and we didn't get to see many seals. I was excited to see the couple that we did. Pros:... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

We arranged a classroom lab session for an adult group. The instructors were wonderful, leading us through a hands-on learning experience, related to the marine life found in Long Island Sound. It was fun, educational and informative.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The tour allowed passengers of all ages to be involved in research. There was no pressure to be hands-on, but plenty of opportunity. Specimens were brought aboard and information was given about each. A squid was dissected and the kids got to wear squid ink smiley faces.

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Lakeville, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

On a recent family trip we were torn between two boating activities, in the end we tried Project O and we could not have been happier. It was a super fun and informative cruise where we didn't just sit back and watch things happen, we actively participated. Everyone loved it, the young kids and the adults. Best of all it's... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

My husband and I received did the seal watch cruise through Project Oceanology the last week of March. It was great! Reservations are required and you have to provide a credit card to book the reservation. You are not charged until the day of. You can cancel with 48 hours notice. Project Oceanology is actually inside the UCONN Groton campus.... More 

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