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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).

NMLC’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop is currently CLOSED to the public.
During the 2018-2019 off season, we  will be open to the public on the following days:

  • Friday-Sunday, November 23-25, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm, for Harvest Splash Open House (FREE Admission)
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:30-11:30 am, for Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Splash Open House ($5 admission, FREE for members)
  • February 16-24, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, during February Vacation Week (FREE Admission except 2/16/19 10 am – 2 pm special event)
  • April 13-21, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, during April Vacation Week (FREE Admission except 4/13/19 10 am – 2 pm special event)

Please see our Event Calendar for public openings and information about special events.


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!

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

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

For Directions, click here.

Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie

Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie