Free Fun Friday at the Ocean Explorium!


  Once again, the Ocean Explorium has been selected to participate again in the Free Fun Fridays program funded by the Highland Street Foundation. Venues are chosen through a competitive application process, which the Ocean Explorium pursued in order to provide access for families in the community who might not otherwise be able to visit. […] Read more »

World Cup Data on Science on a Sphere®!

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NEW BEDFORD, MA (June 19, 2014)– Calling all Futbol Fans! Stop by the Ocean Explorium this weekend and learn more about your favorite sport during the World Cup! The spectacular Science on a Sphere® is the perfect device to illustrate a collection of soccer ball designs and data, developed by the Advanced Visualization Lab at Indiana […] Read more »

White Spotted Bamboo Shark Hatches at Ocean Explorium

NEW BEDFORD, MA (June 11, 2014)—The Ocean Explorium is pleased to announce the arrival of a baby White Spotted Bamboo Shark.  After approximately 100 days in the egg, this fully-formed young shark hatched Sunday morning. Exhibit Curator Warren Gibbons, said “We are very excited.  Visitors are most attracted to young animals.  There was a tremendous response two and a half […] Read more »

Ocean Explorium Summer Camps Enrolling Now!


NEW BEDFORD, MA (April 10, 2014) — Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner, which means it is time to think about Camp! Once again, the Ocean Explorium will host two week-long summer camps, one in July and one in August.  The first week, July 14 – 18, is themed “Corals, Crustaceans and Clown […] Read more »

April Vacation Activities Announced!

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NEW BEDFORD, MA (April 8, 2014) — Spring is here!  Every day, lawns and trees are turning a little greener, so it is seems only natural that the Ocean Explorium should celebrate “Plankton Week” during Spring vacation! Plankton are tiny drifting organisms as well as the larval form of marine plants and animals.  Phytoplanton (the plants) are […] Read more »

The Ocean Explorium welcomes The Solar Decathlon Design Team!

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 NEW BEDFORD, MA (March 27, 2014) — The Ocean Explorium invites engineers, architects, designers and all who are interested in a leaner, greener lifestyle to join us for the next Global Voice. On Wednesday, April 9, the Ocean Explorium will welcome the Solar Decathlon team from Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design and […] Read more »

Abby the Doll Lends a Hand at the OE!

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NEW BEDFORD, MA (March 4, 2014) — See Abby feed the fish!  See Abby plant a coral!  See Abby operate Science on a Sphere®!  Abby is the brainchild of Mike and Heidi de Maine who blog “Abby’s Aquarium Adventures” at These are just some of the skills Abby employed during her visit to the Ocean Explorium.  Dressed in miniature […] Read more »

GIRLS Returns to Ocean Explorium!

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NEW BEDFORD, MA (February 24, 2014) — Beginning in early March, the Girls Interested in Real Life Science (GIRLS) after-school program will run for ten weeks, giving the Leading Señoritas of Roosevelt Middle School an immersive, intensive learning experience.  The Ocean Explorium announces the fifth annual program aimed at promoting the “STEM” fields of science, […] Read more »

A Special Request to Boston Globe Subscribers


You can help the Ocean Explorium spread the word! As a Globe subscriber, you recently received a letter introducing the GRANT Program along with a $50 voucher toward advertising in the Boston Globe.  Please consider designating the Ocean Explorium as your favorite non-profit organization, and return the voucher to the Globe before March 1, 2014. […] Read more »

Ocean Explorium is OPEN for February Vacation!

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NEW BEDFORD, MA (February 12, 2014) — The Ocean Explorium will open every day during February school vacation, with a variety of “Earth Power” themed programs and activities. Attendance records were set during last year’s February vacation, and the Ocean Explorium is preparing for another successful week. Guests can create their own wind turbine, experimenting […] Read more »