Night at the Museum! After-hours Fishermen’s Tales at the Seacoast Science Center on 12/6!

Dive into learning during Night at the Museum, an after-hours STEM exploration series for families at Seacoast Science Center. This quarterly program features a range of environmental topics, and engages community partners and friends to collectively learn about important local and global ocean conservation issues and how we can help make a difference.

In December, we are focusing on fish. Seafood is one of the most prized resources in the Gulf of Maine, and it plays a key part in our economy and cultural identity. Join Seacoast Science Center for an action-packed evening to find out what is changing above and below the water’s surface that is impacting local fish populations.

  • Meet local fishermen and oyster farmers who are using sustainable practice
  • Get hands-on with gear and meet a research technician who designs fishing gear
  • Learn the “why and how” of choosing sustainably harvested fish with Best Aquaculture Practices
  • Get up close and personal with our live animal ocean ambassadors
  • Play exciting games that teach about fish, fishing, and the Gulf of Maine
  • Find out about UNH School of Marine Science’s work with baby lumpfish, one of the newest species on the sustainable fisheries stage
  • Get crafty and make a fish print to take home
  • Meet representatives from One Fish Foundation to explore local sustainable fisheries
Last Man Fishing

Join at 7pm to watch this hour-long documentary which looks at the vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-scale fishermen across the United States. New England Fishmonger Captain Tim Rider, who fishes out of Eliot and Gloucester and supplies many of the Seacoast’s restaurants, is featured in the documentary and will lead a Q&A discussion after the film. (Best for older children and adults.) Learn more about the film or watch the trailer. 


(Includes Night and the Museum activities and the film screening.)

  • SSC Members: $2.50 per person or $10 per family (up to 6).
  • non-members: $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 6).
  • Register now

Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd. Rye, NH 03870
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

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