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Hours, Address, & Phone

VISITOR CENTER HOURS:  The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 10-5 daily, then weekends through Columbus day.  We are also open selected days throughout the year such as February and April school vacations.

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:

  • Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:30-7:30 pm, for Spooky Splash Open House ($5 admission, FREE for members)
  • 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)

Click here to see our Calendar of Events, including our public openings, special events, and current Education Programs.

ADMISSION:  Free, except as noted during special events. Educational programs have an additional charge.

BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS:  NMLC’s Business Office is for business inquiries open year-round, Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays), from 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!

STREET ADDRESS:
National Marine Life Center
120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA02532-0269

DIRECTIONS:  For Directions, click here.

MAILING ADDRESS:
National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269
Buzzards Bay, MA02532-0269

PHONE: 508.743.9888
FAX: 508.759.5477

E-MAIL: nmlc@nmlc.org

Children come face to face with marine animal specimens in the Discovery Center!