Blog : Halloween Fun at Blue Ocean Discovery Center

By Madalyn | Oct 28, 2014 | in

Originally published on Foster's Daily Democrat

By Rick Dumont

HAMPTON- Unusually warm weather brought out many people from their premature hibernations, for a final day of beautiful Fall weather. Over one hundred people visited the Blue Ocean Discovery Center at Hampton Beach Saturday afternoon October 25 for their week early Halloween party. 

The family-friendly party featured a beach scavenger hunt, fun crafts including fish painting, cookie decorating and the opportunity to interact with marine life at the Society’s two 100-gallon touch tanks. Admission was free to all, but donations to the non-profit center were welcomed.

A costume parade was the event’s finale where children paraded across the new seashell stage entertaining passersby and proud parents, everyone enjoyed the unseasonably warm temperatures during what is considered the beach’s off-season. It gave families and children a chance to try out their costumes before the big day. Also many of the Halloween costumes were sea creature themed!

The Blue Ocean Discovery Center is located at 170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach. The goal of the Center is to provide a family-friendly attraction at Hampton Beach where visitors can learn about marine life, local and maritime history, and actions they can take to protect the marine environment.

The Discovery Center is operated by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine through education, research and conservation. Major supporters of the Center include the Hampton Beach Village District, Hampton & Area Lions Club, and Aquarion Water Company.

All GA Members receive FREE admission to the Blue Ocean Discovery Center! Also save 10% on all items in Blue Ocean Society's online store! (Just follow the link below, click on "store," and enter the promo code GA10). Not a Green Alliance Member? Join here!