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Hours, Address, & Phone

VISITOR CENTER HOURS: 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

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

ADMISSION:  Free, except as noted during certain 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:Children come face to face with marine animal specimens in the Discovery Center!
National Marine Life Center
120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA02532-0269

DIRECTIONS:  For Directions, click here.

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

PHONE: 508.743.9888
FAX: 508.759.5477


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