Admission for Two or Four with Kids’ Gift Pack (Up to 55% Off) to the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford

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Bonnie C. ·
Reviewed January 7, 2013
We had a fantastic time! We stayed all afternoon and enjoyed everything offered. If we lived closer we would be regulars! The staff was awesome, my boys (5 and almost 3) learned a lot and both sleep with their stuffed stingrays every night. We even hung the scallop shells they painted on the wall in the kitchen to always be reminded of our great day! Totally worth the 2 hour drive! Thank you.


Amy H. ·
Reviewed January 4, 2013
We had such a wonderful time at Ocean Explorium! A great place that we didn't even know existed. Thank you Groupon!!


Jennifer F. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 16, 2014
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.

What You'll Get

Mankind has long enjoyed the ocean’s many gifts, from the novella-length missives found in drifting jeroboams to the civic-minded pirate vessels that harbor runaway parrots. Discover the surprises of the sea with today’s Groupon to the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford. Choose between the following options:

  • For $15, you get two admissions (up to an $8 value each) plus a kids’ gift pack (up to a $31 total value).
  • For $28, you get four admissions (up to an $8 value each) plus two kids’ gift packs (up to a $62 total value).<p>

The kids’ gift pack includes:<p> * A plush stringray (an $8 value) * An educational book (a $5 value) * An earth ball (a $2 value)<p>

The Ocean Explorium packs its exhibits with wildlife and its visitors with environmental awareness. Large touch tanks allow close encounters with deep sea life including sharks, scallops, shellfish, and rays, with which guests can mingle and trade stock tips. A variety of habitats in the Living Ocean show off gilled and shelled undersea denizens, with a coral reef broaching subjects such as climate change, biodiversity, and coral bleaching, the most popular hair treatment among rebellious teenage seahorses. The Explorium’s futuristic Science on a Sphere exhibit employs myriad projectors to create a 3-D image of the Earth capable of illustrating dramatic climate change, and the Discovery Bay Activity Center unveils oceanic secrets to young learners through arts and crafts, puzzles, and games. Kids can travel home juggling a plush stingray, an educational book, and a bouncy earth ball.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Ocean Explorium reserves the right to substitute kids' gift pack if necessary. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ocean Explorium

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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