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Outdoor Programs

We are excited to be offering Outdoor Education Programs! Let’s get outside, safely, and enjoy learning in the sun. Registration is required and we will be limiting programs to 10 participants each. 

The National Marine Life Center normally opens our Marine Animal Discovery Center and offers drop-in programs during the summer. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, our Discovery Center is closed for the safety of our personnel, patients, and guests. We are currently offering Outdoor Education Programs on our lawn. Programs are weather permitting, should NMLC need to cancel your program for any reason you will receive a full refund.

ALL ABOUT SEALS PROGRAM
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 am EST (Weather Permitting)
Join educators from the National Marine Life Center outside on the lawn to learn about different types of seals. Investigate the differences between seals, sea lions, and walruses, and take a close look at some specimens. Learn about how we rehabilitate seals at the National Marine Life Center, and participate in an activity to learn about what to do if you see a seal on the beach. Along the way, have all of your seal questions answered by the experts. This 45 minute program is appropriate for all ages.
*** Please note there is no exposure to live seals during this program. ***

Registration & Payment required for each person attending the program, including parents or guardians supervising children.
~ Cost: $6 members/$8 non-members per person per program
REGISTER

ALL ABOUT TURTLES PROGRAM
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 2 pm EST (Weather Permitting)
Join educators from the National Marine Life Center outside on the lawn to learn about different types of turtles. Investigate how sea turtles are different than aquatic turtles and terrestrial turtles and take a close look at some specimens. Meet National Marine Life Center’s two Eastern Box Turtles up close and personal in an Ambassador Animal Encounter and have all of your turtle questions answered by the experts. This 45 minute program is appropriate for all ages.

Registration & Payment required for each person attending the program, including parents or guardians supervising children.
~ Cost: $6 members/$8 non-members per person per program
REGISTER

EXPECTATIONS OF GUESTS

To make sure that our Outdoor Education Event is compliant with the Massachusetts re-opening policies, registration for programs is required and limited to 10 participants. Once you purchase your event registration ticket, please print the confirmation email you receive. You will also receive and email from our Education Coordinator. In the event of inclement weather your program will be rescheduled with the option to receive and refund if you can no longer attend. We ask that you bring your own blanket and or camping chairs to set up on our green space for this program. Parts of this program are best enjoyed standing.

~ Cost: $6 members/$8 non-members per person per program, except where noted.
~ All proceeds help fund NMLC’s rehabilitation, science, and education programs.
~ For more information, contact 508-743-9888 or nmlc@nmlc.org.

Visit our Event Calendar for more information.

If you have a group, troop, classroom, or club, you may wish to consider a scheduled education program. Available year-round, these can be tailored to your group. Click here for more information.