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An exciting new science education center opening in 2021

Find out about all the activites on our campus this week

The 37th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival - Labor Day Weekend



Have we met yet?

I live in the ocean and in tidal pools.

My five pairs of legs are quite handy tools.

But what, you ask, is my most interesting feature?

I borrow my shell from other sea creatures!


Join our aquarium education staff as we take a close look at a coastal favorite, the hermit crab! Learn about them as we read a story and get up close and personal in our touch tank.


Ending with craft time, young explorers can take home their own hermit crab that they made!

Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 11:00-12:00

Recommended for ages 4+

RSVP not required

Free with paid admission or membership

Upcoming Events

YOU are invited to join us

this Friday, July 23 - 6:00 pm

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation continues its summer concert series this week and Maritime Gloucester is this week's non-profit partner.  We are pleased to be supported by GMF.  Each year this is a highlight of the summer as guests get to experience a free concert from a local band and graze on snacks from a local restaurant, all while supporting great non-profits!

Come to listen to Hye Fusion and get treats from Classic Cooks. Learn more about Maritime Gloucester and our programs at our booth.

Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. A wonderful evening for all under the lights of the Green. Don't forget your donation! It is very much appreciated.

Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited
to persons with disabilities only.

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