This post is dedicated to my son’s school bus driver Gidget. Always know that your kindness and enthusiasm touched him and gave him lasting memories.
The Seacoast Science Center is located in Odiorne State Park in Rye, New Hampshire. Odiorne State Park has some wonderful short easy trails to Odiorne Point and a nice picnic area and playground for the kids. The site and remnants of Fort Dearborn are also within the park. Whaleback Light House can also be seen from the point and from the grounds of the Science Center.
The Science Center itself has a wonderful small aquarium and is an ideal spot for youth programs and activities. Check out the Center’s web site for a schedule of events and activities.
As you enter the center there are a number of natural history displays.
And a touch pool.
Down the ramp are some historical exhibits and the activity center.
The small aquarium is on the left next to the gift shop and is a highlight. It has some interesting local sea creatures and some displays on diving and oceanography.
Also on the grounds at the foot of the Fort Dearborn battery is an old undersea habitat.
The center is a great place for a visit and if you have young children consider becoming a member and take advantage of the youth activities. If you do go be sure to say hello to Alex’s friend the skate.