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Seacoast Science Center, Rye

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Located on the rocky coast in historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center is a marine education, recreation, and science resource dedicated to inspiring active conservation. SSC features aquariums, indoor touch tanks, interactive exhibits, and naturalist-led programs and events that teach people about the importance of the marine environment so that they are empowered to build a healthier ocean and a better planet.
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  • I agree with prior reviews that the place is small but the tanks and skeletons of whales are very cool. However, the best part was the demonstration at the tide pools. We spent the rest of the...  more »
  • Nice small place with a number of aquariums and some other interesting exhibits. The nature trails are fun. Would definitely come back again.  more »
  • Beautiful spot by the ocean. Benches and a covered pavilion outside for lunch. Inside, all sorts of exhibits, some interactive. Interesting for both adults and kids, featuring both live sea creatures and some displays. You can touch a fish! But wash your hands first. A few hundred yards from the main building is an open space with views and access to the sea. There's bathroom facilities in a separate building for this space. Ample parking.
  • Over all the center was a njce place to visit. School age kids would enjoy the hands on part of the center. Educational in teaching respect for the environment. The center lacks interactive exhibits, I have 2 active kids ands and they don't mind getting messy so for them the center was not really for them since they enjoyed exploring the rocky coast line more. Over all the facilities were nice and clean and parking was easy. The place can get busy with summer camps and school groups.

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