Educational Programs

Ladder the Life-Size Whale 

Join our marine educator inside Ladder, our 65-foot life-size fin whale. Topics will include species in the Gulf of Maine, whale anatomy and conservation. Students will also get to see and touch real whale baleen, bones and other artifacts.


Discover the Gulf of Maine

Submerge your group in a program all about the Gulf of Maine! Our program features three stations: Ladder, our life-size inflatable fin whale, a chance to be a whale researcher with whale identification activities and artifacts and an introduction to marine debris, what it is and how it affects our ecosystem.


Humpback Whale Research and ID Presentation

This is the chance for your students to be whale researchers! Our experienced research associate will teach your students about what it’s like to be a whale scientist, how we collect data and how to identify individual humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. Part of the presentation includes a chance for students to sequence whale behaviors and use real ID photos to identify Gulf of Maine humpback whales!

Coastal Experience

Get the experience of the Seacoast with our Coastal Experience! Spend time at our Blue Ocean Discovery Center learning about tide pool animals and holding critters and then give back by doing a beach cleanup!


Bag It Screening and Q&A

Screen Bag It: Is your life too plastic?  follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. His quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. Our marine educator will also host a Q&A after the screening!

Marine Debris Presentation and Beach Cleanup

We’ll come to the school with a presentation about marine debris and why we need to keep our beaches clean, and then meet you at the beach for a beach cleanup so that your students can participate in a conservation project!


Whale Watches and Isles of Shoals Trips

The best way to learn about the ocean is to join us out there! Come aboard a whale watch tour out of Rye, NH or Gloucester, MA or an educational trip to the Isles of Shoals out of Portsmouth, NH!


*All prices are subject to change and can be based on your unique situation.

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