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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.

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)

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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