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Our Exhibits

Get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures that live just outside our doors. Learn about whales and other marine mammals of the Gulf of Maine and about the work we do to protect them. Discover the wonders of our Blue Planet and how you can help protect it.

Tide Pools

The tide pools of Odiorne are home to an array of fascinating plants and animals. Located just outside our doors, tide pools are scattered throughout the rocky shore when the tide is out. If you plan to go tide pooling, be sure to check the tide prediction for the day of your visit; tide pools are accessible 2-3 hours before and after low tide.

Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870



  • Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am-4pm

  • Closed Monday-Tuesdays for winter hours. 

  • We recommend you purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry. Walk-in visits to SSC are subject to availability. 

  • Holiday Schedule: closed on Easter, closed Thanksgiving Day, closed at 1pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, closed 1pm New Year’s Eve; closed New Year’s Day. 


Seacoast Science Center

  • Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren under the age of 18 to the Center at a 50% discount on the date the pass is issued.

  • A Library Membership does not include required admission fee to Odiorne Point State Park.

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