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The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop is open to the public during the following hours.

  • February School Vacation Week (Barnstable County), 10-5 daily
  • April School Vacation Week (Barnstable County), 10-5 daily
  • Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 10-5 daily
  • Weekends through Columbus Day, 10-5
  • Thanksgiving Weekend (except Thanksgiving Day), 10-5
  • And selected days throughout the year (for Open Houses and other special events)

Spring 2020 Hours for NMLC’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop:

  • Seal Pup Shower Open House – Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ($5/person, free for members)
  • April Vacation Week – Saturday, April 18, 2020, through Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (free admission, except during the Seal Pup Shower Open House)
  • Open for the Season – Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Monday, September 7, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

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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