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Night at the Museum: Fishermen’s Tales

Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870-2104

Fun, learning, and marine science collide at Seacoast Science Center after-hours! Night at the Museum is a program series that features a range of environmental topics, and engages community partners and friends to collectively learn about important local and global ocean conservation issues and how we can help make a difference.

This month’s feature topic is Fishermen’s Tales: Sustainable Fisheries and Our Community.

Seafood is one of our most prized resources in the Gulf of Maine, and it plays a key part in our economy and cultural identity. Join us for an action-packed evening to find out what is changing above and below the water’s surface that is impacting local fish populations.

– Meet local fishermen and oyster farmers who are using sustainable practices.
– Get hands-on with gear and meet a research technician who designs fishing gear.
– Learn the “why and how” of choosing sustainably harvested fish with Best Aquaculture Practices.
– Get up close and personal with our live animal ocean ambassadors.
– Play exciting games that teach about fish, fishing, and the Gulf of Maine.
– Find out about UNH School of Marine Science’s work with baby lumpfish, one of the newest species on the sustainable fisheries stage.
– Get crafty and make a fish print to take home.
– Join our friends from One Fish Foundation to explore local sustainable fisheries.

Plus, join us at 7pm for a special screening of Last Man Fishing. This hour-long documentary looks at the vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-scale fishermen across the United States. New England Fishmonger Captain Tim Rider, who fishes out of Eliot and Gloucester and supplies many of the Seacoast’s restaurants, is featured in the documentary and will lead a Q&A discussion after the film. (Best for older children and adults.)

Night at the Museum cost (includes Night at the Museum activities and the film screening):
SSC Members: $2.50 per person or $10 per family (up to 6)
Non-Members: $5 per person or $20 per family (up to 6)

Special thanks go to Green Maids, New Hampshire State Parks, and Unitil, our generous Night at the Museum event sponsors.