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Seacoast Science Center is located in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire and is a premiere institution in the region?s cultural economy. The Center houses engaging and interactive programs and exhibits relating to the natural and cultural history of the New Hampshire seacoast area, as well as provide a great venue to learn about coastal environmental history. Over 60,000 people visit the Center each year, 15,000 of whom are students from throughout New England.

The Center has seven distinctly different habitats just outside the Center?s door, and a diversity of live animals that inhabit the aquaria and terraria, including an array of unique programs prepared by the Center?s educators. The Seacoast Science Center has joined many marine education and research institutions across the country in order to advance ocean literacy. The Center believes that it is important to understand the influence oceans have on people, and the influence people have on oceans.

Seacoast Science Center houses a touching pool where you can touch a myriad of sea life. There are also walking trails and picnic tables strategically placed to maximize the natural view and learning experience. Upon entering the Center, you will be captivated by the 32-foot skeleton of a humpback whale - the centerpiece of the Center?s latest exhibit. Tofu: The Journey of a Humpback Whale tells the story of a young whale that lived in the Gulf of Maine. Interactive stations and videos help visitors to better understand how their lives on land connect to life in the sea.

Other features of the museum to enjoy include a Season of the Sea exhibit, where you can become a research scientist as you observe and record real data from buoys located in the Gulf of Maine; Exploring the Gulf Maine exhibit allows you to get up close and personal with some of the amazing sea creatures; GeoZui 3D I exhibit takes you on a virtual undersea trip up the Piscataqua River or out to sea. No visit is complete without a trip to the Nature Store, offering a large selection of field guides, environmental education books and unique nautical gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry items, and toys for all ages.
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