Schedule

Explorer Zone Activities: Our activities change each week!  The explorer zone themes for the summer are:

  • August 5th-10th – Whales

  • August 12th-17th – Earth Power!

  • August 19th-24th – Our Solar System

  • August 26th -31st – Geology

 

Discovery Bay Activity Center: Great for Ages Infant to 5 years.

 

Living Exhibits: Includes 3 Touch Tanks!

  • Cold Water Touch Tank

  • Shark and Ray Touch Tank

  • Scallop Touch Tank

 

Special Activities: These happen every day! See schedule below.

  • $5.oo Plant your own Coral

  • $5.00 Feed our Sharks and Stingrays

  • $3.00 Feed any one of our other Living Exhibits

 

Science on a Sphere®: Generously Provided by a partnership with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. See schedule below.

  • Full Scripted Presentation  – 20-40 minute scripted presentation with titles describing the content

  • Sphere Splash  – short, 10-15 minute presentations on one particular subject of the guests choosing

  • Sphere Exploration – half hour blocks of facilitated time with our expert docents where guests can explore all the subjects our Science on a Sphere ® has to offer

Special Activity Schedule:  *

10:30

Dissection and Exploration

11:00

Shark and Ray Feeding Time

11:15

Coral Farming Demonstration

11:30

Living Exhibits Feeding Time

2:00

Shark and Ray Feeding Time

2:15

Dissection and Exploration

2:30

Living Exhibits Feeding Time

3:15

Coral Farming Demonstration

Science on a Sphere® Schedule **

Tuesday, August 5th

10:30

Weather Tracking

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Climate Change

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Current Weather and Climate

Wednesday, August 6th

10:30

Animal Tracking

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Weather

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Moving Earth

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Climate Change

Thursday, August 7th

10:30

Tour of the Solar System

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Fronts and Forcasts

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Exoplanets

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Current Weather and Climate

Friday, August 8th

10:30

Plate Tectonics

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Animal Migration

12:30

Movie: Aquaculture

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Water

2:15

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:30

Tour of the Solar System

Saturday, August 9th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Human Populations

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Greenland

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Full Presentation

Sunday, August 10th

10:30

Weather

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Exoplanets

12:30

Movie: Marine Debris

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Tour of the Solar System

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Life without Sunlight

Tuesday, August 12th

10:30

SOS CLOSED – FT

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Animal Tracking

12:30

Movie: Orphan Orca

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Moving Earth

Wednesday, August 13th

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

11:30

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

FT- SOS CLOSED

1:15

Sphere Splash

1:30

Animal Migration

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Weather

Thursday, August 14th

10:30

Water

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Plate Tectonics

12:30

Movie: Cooking up a Storm

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Sphere Exploration

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Current Weather and Climate

Friday, August 15th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:30

12:00

12:30

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Tour of the Solar System

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Moving Earth

Saturday, August 16th

Schedule to come….

Sunday, August 17th

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Animal Migration

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Water

Tuesday, August 19th

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Movie: Frozen, Our Cryosphere

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Water

12:30

Movie: Orphan Orca

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Moving Earth

2:15

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Weather

Wednesday, August 20th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather Tracking

2:15

Movie: Aquaculture

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Movie: Orphan Orca

Thursday, August 21st

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Sphere Exploration

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Aquaculture

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Water

2:15

Movie: Cooking up a Storm

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Weather Tracking

Friday, August 22nd

10:30

Life without Sunlight

11:00

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Weather Tracking

12:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Water Cycle

2:15

Movie: Aquaculture

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Animal Migration

Saturday, August 23rd

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Weather Tracking

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

New Bedford Fishing History

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Plate Tectonics

Sunday, August 24th

10:30

Solar System

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Exoplanets

12:30

Movie: Orphan Orca

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Solar System

2:15

Sphere Exploration

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Climate Change

Tuesday, August 26th

10:30

Weather Tracking

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Oceans 7

12:30

Movie: Orphan Orca

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Animal Migration

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

Wednesday, August 27th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Weather Tracking

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Plate Tectonics

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Climate Change

Thursday, August 28th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

FT- SOS CLOSED

12:00

Ocean 7

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather Tracking

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Climate Change

Friday, August 29th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather Tracking

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Climate Change

Saturday, August 30th

10:30

Moving Earth

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Human Populations

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Ocean Currents

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Weather Tracking

Sunday, August 31st

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather Tracking

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Exoplanets

 

Monday:  Closed to the Public (except certain vacation days and holidays), open for school and group field trips.

Please contact the Education Coordinator (Sarah Bean at sbean@oceanexplorium.org) for group visit and field trip booking information.

** When the Sphere is being used for School Field Trips, or is reserved, it is not available for public viewing. We thank you for your understanding. Sphere schedules are subject to change without notice.

* Please see the gift shop for details. When urgent animal husbandry matters arise, feeding times may vary slightly. We thank you for your understanding
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