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Hours, Address, & Phone

The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center and our Business Office are currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will open again once the risk of the virus has past or can be mitigated. In the meantime, please stay safe and enjoy one of our virtual programs!

VISITOR CENTER HOURS: The National Marine Life Center’s Marine Animal Discovery Center and 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)

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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