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Blue Ocean Discovery Center
Giant sea star, Hampton Beach

Blue Ocean Discovery Center
2014 Major Sponsors:

Northern Sea Star Sponsor:
Hampton Beach Village DIstrict

Sea Anemone Sponsors:
Hampton & Area Lions Club
Aquarion Water Company

Mummichog Sponsors:
Hampton Beach Area Commission
Long Term Care Partners, LLC

Contact Jen at Jen(at)blueoceansociety.org if you'd like to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

Experience Marine Life at our Touch Tank in Portsmouth and Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton Beach, NH!

Volunteers Wanted: Join us at our Information Session on May 15 at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center. E-mail abby(at)blueoceansociety.org for details, or call 603-431-0260.

Blue Ocean Discovery Center
170 Ocean Boulevard (Sea Shell Complex, North Pavilion) Hampton Beach, NH

  • Fall Hours:
    • Friday, 9/12 through Sun, 10/12: Open Friday-Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM
    • Story time every Friday at 10:30 AM
  • Join us for Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 AM! Story time features a story read by one of our educators, a take-home craft, and time exploring our touch tank!
  • Also open to groups by appointment - call (603) 431-0260 or email info@blueoceansociety.org.

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Halloween Party Oct 25

Halloween Party Schedule:

3:00 Whale Skeleton craft
3:30 Cookie Decorating
4:00 Fish Printing
4:45 Costume parade

Also, join us throughout the party for Guess the Marine Creature Mystery Boxes, a scavenger hunt, and arts and crafts activities!


Group Bookings & Birthday Parties

Birthday Party at the Blue Ocean Discovery CenterLooking for a unique, educational birthday party for your young marine biologist, or an educational experience for your small group? Have a private party at the Center!

Birthday parties include:

• Interaction with our touch tank animals and our knowledgeable educators
• Take home crafts
• Be a birthday hero! Scavenger hunt and beach cleanup
(note: we can do an indoor scavenger hunt if outdoor weather is unfavorable)
• Tablecloth your guests can decorate
• Whale adoption for the birthday child

Additional information

• Ages 4-12
• Maximum of 15 children. We require 1 adult chaperone per every 5 children
• $175 for 1.5 hours, 10 children. $10 each additional child
• $200 for 2 hours, 10 children. $10 each additional child
• Environmentally-friendly paper goods available for an additional fee.
• Party host may bring in food and/or a cake. No balloons, please!

It’s a great birthday gift for your future marine biologist!

Contact us at info@blueoceansociety.org or 603-431-0260 for information on group visits and birthday parties at our Portsmouth touch tank (summer only) or Blue Ocean Discovery Center (all year)


Marine Life Touch Tank in Portsmouth
Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. Dock, 315 Market St., Portsmouth, NH
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SUMMER!
Major Sponsor: Treehouse Toys, LTD

Ever wanted to see a sea star up close? Have you ever seen a barnacle feeding? You can see these things and more at our touch tank, located at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in downtown Portsmouth.

Major Sponsors

Thank you to Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and Treehouse Toys for sponsoring our Portsmouth Touch Tank! Check out Treehouse Toys down the street at 143 Market Street in Portsmouth, or at 47 Exchange Street in Portland, ME.

 

Sea Star Camp 2011 Portsmouth Touch Tank Birthday Party at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center

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