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The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop is open to the public from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 10-5 daily, then weekends through Columbus Day. We are also open selected days throughout the year (Open Houses, February and April School Vacation Weeks).

Fall 2019 Hours for NMLC’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop:
We are open weekends through and including Columbus Day (October 14, 2019) from 10 am to 5 pm. Additional openings are as follows.

  • Shipwreck Live with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – September 19, 6-8 pm
    ($3/person suggested donation)
  • Spooky Splash Open House – October 30, 2019, 3:30-7:30 pm
    ($5/person, free for members)
  • Harvest Splash Open House – November 29-30, December 1, 10 am – 5 pm (Free!)
  • Holiday Splash & Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus – Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:30-11:30 am
    ($5/person, free for members)

Please see our Event Calendar for information about these and other programs!


NMLC’s Business Office is open for business inquiries year-round, Monday through Friday (except major holidays), 9 am to 5 pm. If you have questions about NMLC, want to become a member or make a donation, are interested in volunteering, or would like to schedule an education program, feel free to stop by!


Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie

Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie

National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA02532-0269

Phone: (508) 743-9888
Fax: (508) 759-5477

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