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Seacoast Science Center

At the Seacoast Science Center you can explore the fascinating habitats of Odiorne Point State Park and the New Hampshire seacoast. The Center offers year-round programs on the natural and social history of Odiorne Point and the Gulf of Maine, and a variety of indoor exhibits highlighting some of the fascinating features of coastal New Hampshire.

Great Bay Discovery Center

The Great Bay Discovery Center is an environmental interpretation and education facility for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Center features an exhibit room that includes an estuarine touch tank and a salt marsh aquarium. Visitors can explore the edge of the Great Bay on nature trails and a boardwalk.

Strawbery Banke

Strawbery Banke Museum traces over 300 years of history in one of America's oldest continuously occupied neighborhoods. The 10-acre site, with its more than 40 preserved and interpreted buildings, presents the full span of an important seaport's history with programs for children and adults.

USS Albacore Museum & Park

USS Albacore was a speedy experimental submarine. U.S. Navy scientists used it as a floating laboratory to test sonar devices, hydrophones, diving brakes and emergency escape systems. The Albacore was placed in a permanent dry berth in Portsmouth and opened to the public in October 1985.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

Our ferry's destination is Star Island, one of the nine Isles of Shoals. Star Island was once home to Gosport Village, a fishing community consisting of several hundred fishermen and their families. Later, a grand resort, the Oceanic Hotel, was built there. In 1916, the Oceanic Hotel and Star Island were bought by the Star Island Corporation, which today holds non-denominational religious and educational conferences on the island.

Science and Nature Center at Seabrook Station

Wheather you live in the area or are on vacation in the N.H. Seacoast, The Science & Nature Center at Seabrook Station is a great destination for all ages. Children will love interacting with sea creatures in the touch pool and exploring our hands-on energy exhibits. Come see how Seabrook Station safely produces electricity and how the salt marsh environment around the plant is protected.  In addition to our self-guided indoor exhibits, walk the three-quarter of a mile nature trail and you might spot seacoast critters in their natural habitats. Remember to pack a lunch and enjoy our picnic area.  Admission is always free!
For more information please call 800.338.7482 or visit

Aquaculture Education and Research Center

The AERC conducts on-site Aquatopic Tours of its facility in Hampton, N.H. Programs include a tour of a working aquaculture facility, microscope sessions and a salt marsh meander.

Marine Resources Aquarium

The Marine Resources Aquarium features a gallery resembling the rocky coast of Maine that displays a collection of regional fish and invertebrates in numerous touch tanks. The Aquarium is located on McKown Point in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Visit the Maine State Aquarium website.

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (WNERR) is a 1600-acre research, education and public recreation facility in Wells, Maine. The coastal views and various wildlife habitats found at the Reserve make it a noted destination for nature photographers and bird watchers.