Experiences

New England’s newest hands-on, year-round indoor walk through experience!

Over 32,000 sq. ft. of interactive tide pools, exhibits and activities. Touch sting rays, feed tropical birds and so much more! Take a look at all we have to offer. There's an experience for every member of the family.

Silver Moony Exhibit

Our school of metallic Silver Moonys will catch your eye as they swim along in coordinated fashion!

Small New Hampshire Native Species Exhibit

Banded sunfish, Madtom Catfish, Sculpin and Killifish inhabit our nearby NH waters but are rarely seen due to their small size, shy nature and camouflage. You get a chance to see them with your own eyes!

Large New Hampshire Native Species Exhibit

Get a closer look at common warm water sport fish like Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Yellow Perch.

Tropical Rainforest & Walkthrough Aviary

Tropical birds like lorikeets, parakeets and cockatiels will soar from perch to perch overhead as you walk through the rainforest, spotting red foot tortoises and other reptiles & amphibians along the way.

Freshwater Red Garra Aquarium

These small fish are native to rivers, streams, ponds and lakes in West Asia. They are also known as “Nibble Fish” or “Doctor Fish” as they have been used in spa treatments across Europe & Asia. They are becoming rare in the wild due to overfishing and habitat degradation.

Otter Experience

Our “romp” of 6 Asian Small Clawed otters will entertain you with their mischievous antics. These otters are very social, intelligent and vocal, and you’ll very often see them with toys and other fun objects; they love to play!

Ray Touch Pool

Reach in and touch our 4 species of rays. Cow Nose Rays, Atlantic Stingrays, Yellow Stingrays and Atlantic Guitarfish glide along the bed of the tide pool, and you can even feed them snacks as they swim by!

Shark Touch Pool

White Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Brown Banded Bamboo Sharks, Epaulette Sharks and Coral Catsharks are the friendly kind! These bottom dwellers don’t need to swim to keep water flowing over their gills, and you may even see them “walking” across the bottom on their front fins!

Large Invert Touch Pool

Use 2 fingers to touch Horseshoe Crabs, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Large Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Large Snails.

Small Invert Touch Pool

Use 2 fingers to touch Sea Stars, Urchins, Shrimp, Small Crabs, and Feather Duster Worms.

Clownfish Exhibit

Everyone’s favorite Clownfish and Blue Tang can be found here, along with other colorful species found on Indo Pacific Reefs.

Caribbean & Western Atlantic Reef Exhibit

A colorful collection of Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Damselfish and Wrasses found along the Atlantic Coast.

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Children can explore, create and learn using their imaginations in our animated sandbox! Dig out bodies of water and pile sand high to create mountains and beaches, then watch as creatures come to life and roam their natural habitats.

Draw Alive

Children can design and color their own underwater creatures, scan them, then watch as they come alive in a giant, wall-sized environment.