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The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center isVisit our Discovery Center! open by appointment to groups of 6 from the same household.
The cost is just $50 per group, or $40 for members!
Check out our online store to book your Discovery Center visit.

  NMLC’s Business Offices are open by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please call 508-743-9888 or e-mail

Please stay safe and enjoy one of our virtual programs!

When not in a pandemic, the National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop is generally 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)

Please see our Event Calendar for information about these and other programs!


NMLC’s Business Office is open for business inquiries year-round, Monday through Friday (except major holidays), 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!


Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie

Aaron, Gabe, and Natalie

National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA02532-0269

Phone: (508) 743-9888
Fax: (508) 759-5477

For Directions, click here.