Schedule

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

  • July 22nd-27th – Invertebrates

  • July 29th-August 3rd – Vertebrates

  • 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, July 22nd

10:30

Exoplanets

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Water on our Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Solar Sytem

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Moving Earth

Wednesday, July 23rd

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Plate Tectonics

12:30

Movie: Aquaculture

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:25

FT – SOS CLOSED

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Weather Tracking

 Thursday, July 24th

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Animal Migration

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

Moving Earth

Friday, July 25th

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Animal Migration

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

Solar System Tour

Saturday, July 26th

10:30

Animal Migration

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Climate Change

12:40

BD – SOS CLOSED

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Weather Tracking

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Volcanoes and Earthquakes!

Sunday, July 27th

10:30

Exoplanets

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Climate Change

12:30

Movie: Frozen, Our Cryosphere

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Solar System Tour

2:10

BD- SOS CLOSED

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Moving Earth

Tuesday, July 29th

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

12:00

Moving Earth

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Hurricaines

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Exoplanets

Wednesday, July 30

10:30

Moving Earth

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Wild Weather!

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

Plate Tectonics

Thursday, July 31st

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

FT- SOS CLOSED

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Climate Change

12:30

Movie: Orphan Orca

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Animal Tracking

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Ever Changing Earth!

Friday, August 1st

10:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:15

FT – SOS CLOSED

11:30

FT – SOS CLOSED

12:00

FT – SOS CLOSED

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Water on our Planet

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Animal Tracking

Saturday, August 2nd

10:30

Exoplanets

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

Ocean Currents

12:30

Movie: Tour of the Solar System

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

Human Populations

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Our Solar System

Sunday, August 3rd

10:30

Climate Change

11:15

Sphere Splash

11:30

Sphere Exploration

12:00

The Gas Planets

12:30

Movie: Rising Sea

1:00

Sphere Splash

1:30

The Rocky Planets

2:15

Sphere Splash

2:30

Sphere Exploration

3:00

Life on other Planets

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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