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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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Nice time

We were on a camping trip in the area & on a crappy day visited the science center. The admission... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacey Z
via mobile
Small but fun for kids

The kids loved the live sea creatures, especially the sea horses and the horseshoe crab. The older... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronda J
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a camping trip in the area & on a crappy day visited the science center. The admission for myself & 4 others was a bit pricey & you are not really spending to much time in the science center. To be honest...More

Thank Stacey Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved the live sea creatures, especially the sea horses and the horseshoe crab. The older one liked learned about the whale Tofu. I think it would have been more fun if we were there when there were planned activities.

Thank Ronda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family activity, particularly if you have not been before. But if you have been, its not changed much in 20 years, you can expect the same thing with regard to their exhibits and displays.

Thank RickyRight2013
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My kids age 8 & 6 were happy with the touch tank and "fishing" exhibit where they tried to hook fish that were laying on the ground around their little boat. This center isn't overly expensive but likely not worth a dedicated trip. Good side...More

Thank FS_Junkie_with_kids
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review of our center. On humid days, it's hard to keep the condensation off our cold-water tanks but it's something we're working on. We also wanted to explain the reason why so few sea stars were available to touch. Sea...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We decided to go here because of a coupon fundraising discount book we purchased. The site has a very interesting history and is it is situated in a beautiful location. The museum is a little small but has some interesting and educational exhibits with a...More

Thank EnjoyFreePower
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to bring the youngsters, educational and fun as well! Beautiful setting...adults and children alike will love this place.. love it so much we bought a membership!

Thank annie1355
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for sharing this review, Annie - we hope your family gets many hours of enjoyment and enrichment using your annual membership. See you soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Seacoast Science Center is small but mighty. You don't need floors to showcase the ocean and its treasurers. The staff and people are just the best...knowledgeable, helpful, and love what they do! Whether a toddler or a senior there is something for everyone. A...More

Thank Hallie46
Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for this review, Hallie. Our staff and volunteers receive a lot of training, so we are glad you noticed. Our location on an unspoiled stretch of the Atlantic can't be beat!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

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

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Heidi D, Public Relations Manager at Seacoast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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 29 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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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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