Join us for an educational experience about helping sea life on Cape Cod!
Open 10-5 daily through Labor Day.
A newly reorganized Marine Animal Discovery Center opened today. Featuring marine animal specimens and displays about rescue, rehabilitation, and release, the Discovery Center teaches visitors about marine wildlife conservation.
A small gift shop offers eco-friendly and fair trade gifts and souvenirs, as well as educational toys and books. All proceeds from the gift shop support NMLC’s rehabilitation, science, and education programs.
Daily education programs during July and August offer additional ways for children of all ages to learn about marine animals. For more information about our summer programming, click here.
We are pleased to welcome back the “Discovery Center Dream Team” – a fabulous group of students who are excited to welcome visitors and teach them about marine animals, strandings, rehabilitation, and the National Marine Life Center! The “Dream Team” includes:
Discovery Center manager Laura Doucette is a junior at Johnson and Wales University majoring in International Hotel and Tourism Management. Her customer service skills are evident whenever visitors walk in the door! Laura started at NMLC as a youth volunteer helping with education, animal care, and the Discovery Center. This is her third year as Discovery Center staff.
Discovery Center manager Jackie Niles just graduated with a marine biology degree from the University of Rhode Island. Visitors appreciate her knowledge of and passion for marine animals as she shares information with everyone who walks in! Jackie started at NMLC as a volunteer and then was an education intern. This is her second year as Discovery Center staff.
Discovery Center manager Amanda Chilson is a junior majoring in biology at Roger Williams University. She is very knowledgable about the ocean and marine animals and eager to share what she knows with visitors! Amanda started at NMLC last year as a summer education intern. This is her first year as Discovery Center staff.