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, interact with 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!

Cold Water Trout Exhibit

Learn about and watch Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout as they swim and grow in their environment!

Large New Hampshire Species Exhibit

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

Tropical Walkthrough Aviary

Tropical lorikeets will soar from perch to perch overhead, and you can spot red foot tortoises and other reptiles & amphibians as you explore. An educational talk led by one of our animal care staff members takes place Friday - Sunday at 11:00 am in this exhibit.

Freshwater Red Garra Touch Pool

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! An educational talk led by one of our animal care staff members takes place Friday - Sunday at 12:00 pm at this exhibit.

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! An educational talk led by one of our animal care staff members takes place at 1:00 pm Friday - Sunday at this exhibit.

Shark Touch Pool

White Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Brown Banded Bamboo Sharks, Epaulette Sharks and Coral Catsharks are the friendly kind! You may see them "walk" across the bottom on their fins! An educational talk about sharks led by one of our animal care staff members occurs Friday - Sunday at 2:00pm at this exhibit.

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 Urchins, Shrimp, Small Crabs, Feather Duster Worms and more.

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.