Visiting the MSC

The Marine Science Center welcomes visitors from around the world for special events and programs. Visitors range from toddlers who are learning about the ocean to university-level researchers who are working on a field study.


Pre-K 12 Programs

These programs include programs starting with Sea Tots for toddlers up to field trips for high school students. There are also programs for homeschooled students, summer programs, and special initiatives.


Visiting University Groups

Description The MSC is happy to share our grounds with visiting college-level groups and visiting researchers. The MSC’s campus, situated in a rocky coastal environment, is an ideal place to learn and practice marine science research methods. For information on

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Specimen/Seawater Collection

Description The Marine Science Center utilizes a seawater system to provide filtered seawater to our tanks and aquariums. Collection of filtered seawater by non-Northeastern researchers and/or their students is permitted with prior approvals. In extremely limited cases, and with prior

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FAQ for Visitors

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions