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Ocean Explorium
174 Union Street
New Bedford
Tel: 508 994 5400

Where are we going today?

The New Bedford Ocean Explorium is an educational marine experience designed specifically for families.

The Living Exhibits include a shark and wray touch tank and a laboratory filled with ocean babies and an interactive coral farm.

The Explorers' Zone offers a variety of fun hands on learning exhibits, with interpreters around to help if needed. There are weekly themes and activities in this section so you can be sure the kids will be just as entertained on repeat visits.

The Discovery Bay room offers children aquatic themed games, puzzles, crafts and story time and is open to all ages every day.

You can also catch the sphere show and observe the planet in 3D from the outside.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8.50
  • Children$7
  • Free Under: 3 years

When can we go?

Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm in Summer, Thursday to Sunday same hours in Winter.

Teachers corner

Field trips and outreach programme offered..

Any Top Tips?

The Young Ocean Explorers activity hour runs from 10:30am to 12noon on Mondays, excluding holidays, and 2 to 5 year olds can handle a featured creature, do art and crafts and hear stories..

Can I get one of those?

Gift shop available..

More information

They also host unique children's birthday parties..

What people are saying?

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    Great facility for all ages!

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    We brought our 3 grandchildren ages 10 months to 5 years. There was something for all of them. Great facility. Comfortable surroundings. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Two hours was plenty of time for the baby but the older 2 could have lasted another hour.
    Plenty to see and do in a relatively small but open space. No walking or climbing. Can't wait to go again.

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