Ocean Explorium

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174 Union St., New Bedford, MA 02740 174 Union St., New Bedford Directions
+15089945400
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Report | 10 months ago
It probably only takes a hour to see everything if it's adults only, but if you add the kids it will take about 2 hours. My boys LOVED it here and we have been back a few times even though it is about an hour from our house to get there.
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Report | a year ago
Great for younger kids
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Report | a year ago
The staff is amazing & very neutering towards kids. Great learning experience & the kids being allowed to handle some of the sea life was great. I recommend letting your kids feed be part of the feeding program. It is a few bucks extra but worth it.
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Report | a year ago
Educational and fun. Perfect for younger kids!
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Report | 2 years ago
Perfect for families and a great place to support. Clean and lots to see and do. We love the globe.
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Report | 2 years ago
The staff was very knowledgable and attentive.
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Report | 2 years ago
This was a two hour drive for us and we would not have gone except for having seen it recommended by a Facebook friend in the area. It was WELL worth the drive. Though it was not a large place, it was VERY hands on for the kids and we all had a GREAT time. I definitely visit again, especially in warmer weather when we could enjoy the water front as well.
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Report | 2 years ago
Lots of fun exhibits and knowledgeable staff!
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Report | 2 years ago
We went to visit family for Thanksgiving Weekend. We found the Groupon for the Ocean Explorium. We had a 1 year old 3 1/2 year old and a 12 year old. There was something for everyone especially since the 12 year old loves marine biology. It is a small venue and perfect for an afternoon visit. Everyone there was so knowledgable and pleasant. We would totally go back to visit again.
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Report | 2 years ago
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Ocean Explorium. My kids had a great time, and learned a lot. Your staff was very informative, enthusiastic and involved. I had never heard of here before the groupon, and I'm glad I bought the groupon and took my family.
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It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The science center emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as touch tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with sea creatures such as baby sharks, shark egg cases, coral farm, and moon jellies. Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics, and Discovery Bay enthralls children aged eight or younger with games, puzzles, and a sand and water table. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

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