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570 Ocean Blvd., Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
Telephone: (603) 436-8043
Located on the rocky coast in historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center is a must-see for anyone wishing to explore the natural treasures of New Hampshire’s seacoast. The Center features live animals of the Gulf of Maine, indoor touch tanks, and hands-on exhibits about life in and around the ocean. Through programs, exhibits and marine mammal rescue, the Center inspires people to care for and about the future of the ocean.
The Center offers many special events throughout the year including a springtime trail race, Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals; World Ocean Day celebration; and a summer outdoor concert series, Music by the Sea.
Odiorne Point State Park features seven different natural habitats, historic military fortifications, a playground and picnic areas. Trails that meander through the park are perfect for biking and hiking.
From the fun and games of an annual staff picnic to an international video-conferenced sales meeting, or just a quiet off- site location to discuss business, any meeting or function at the Center is sure to surpass your expectations. We offer three distinctly different settings: Sugden House and Exhibit Galleries The historic Sugden House's stone walls and lighting creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Complete with a kitchen, seating for 100 theater-style or up to 72 at tables, Wi-Fi, and a stone fireplace. Function Tent Our 3,200 sq. ft. function tent (available May-October) offers unsurpassed coastal views. It is complete with electrical power, lighting, a full floor, and sheltering sidewalls. Accommodates 200 people at tables; add-on rental tents are available. Gregg Interactive Learning Studio Our modern meeting venue, packed with user-friendly, high definition presentation and video-conferencing equipment. The presenter’s station allows instructors to shift presentation modes seamlessly. The 1,300 sq. ft. studio can accommodate 32 participants at movable workstations, although studio’s flexibility allows it to accommodate up to 100.
Situated on the ocean's edge, the Seacoast Science Center provides a unique and memorable setting for one of the most important events in your life. From the fun and games of a clambake to a formal dining experience, the Center is sure to surpass your expectations. Knowing that your rental supports the Seacoast Science Center's outstanding educational experiences makes your event meaningful and memorable. We offer two distinctly different settings. Sugden House and Exhibit Galleries The historic stone Sugden House seats up to 72 at tables. Its stone walls and extensive lighting options create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Our exhibit galleries offer a range of set-up options and comfortably accommodate 150. Function Tent Our 3,200 sq. ft. function tent (available May-October) offers unsurpassed coastal views. It accommodates 200 people at tables; add-on rental tents are available.