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Ocean Explorium - CLOSED

174 Union St, New Bedford Seaport, Union Square, New Bedford, MA 02740-6385
+1 508-994-5400
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Extraordinary!

A great place for any age group! I've taken my elderly residents there on outings! Very informative... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
beachbound66
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massachusetts
Good for the younger kids...

This was a great field trip for my youngest child...6 yrs old at the time...the older kids found it... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2015
Danielle M
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A marine science education center located in the heart of Downtown New Bedford! Our education and aquarist staff take the time to personalize your experience by spending time with you and your family, answering questions and teaching you about the amazing animals that call the ocean home. A great place to spend a couple of hours, you and your kids will enjoy the touch tanks, science activities and our knowledgeable staff.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
25 Apr 2016
“Extraordinary!”
15 Dec 2015
“Good for the younger kids...”
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174 Union St, New Bedford Seaport, Union Square, New Bedford, MA 02740-6385
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+1 508-994-5400
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A great place for any age group! I've taken my elderly residents there on outings! Very informative and interesting. You don't need to travel to Boston to see sea creatures in their habitat!

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This was a great field trip for my youngest child...6 yrs old at the time...the older kids found it to be small and somewhat boring...ages 11, 12, and 14...there are some hands on activities...We found the cost to be somewhat high for a small place...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Listen, I support science and I understand that it is expensive to run a place like this so I don't mind paying the price of admission. It is a bit pricey for what you get. It should not be called explorium, rather it should be...More

1  Thank TomtheTraveller7
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

It is closed !!!! I heard some of the exhibits are being moved to the zoo but I have not seen it. This was a small but super cool hands on little aquarium 4 year old loved touch tank and feed the fish.

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

I was disappointed in the small facility. I thought it would've been bigger and had a wider variety of animals. It's ok, but it's not something that I'd spend a significant amount of time in. For the money, it's not worth it.

Thank Alvin287
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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We drove to the building where it was supposed to be it wasn't there. Then we drove to a park where they moved it still nothing. There was no Notification on the website and no signs accept for the ones on the old building.

2  Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great for kids, adults not so much. Prices are reasonable, variety of touch tanks and activities for children.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

-Had about a half-dozen smallish tanks, but some fun specimens. Three touch tanks--one of which held scallops, another with other invertebrates, and a third with sharks and rays. -Shark and ray touch tank was fun--they do a feeding at 2pm. This was a lot of...More

Thank Dana C
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

There are bigger aquariums...and they come with much bigger price tags! We went to the Ocean Explorium with our daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren, ages 5 and 6. There is more to this place than you can imagine from the outside. It is housed in a...More

3  Thank oceangirl59
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

this place is beautiful, it is quite small but it is great. I enjoyed coming here the handful of times that i had. We were allowed to put our hands in the water and allow the stingrays to glide under them. The various amounts of...More

1  Thank flowerchiild
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