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Inquiry Education–What Is It?

“Once you have learned how to ask questions—relevant and appropriate and substantial questions—you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.” The philosophy behind the quote This quote comes from a book from 1969 by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner called Teaching as […]

Maple Day 2015!

As short as two weeks prior to the big day, we were wondering whether or not it would be possible to host our annual celebration of the Sugar Maple tree, Maple Day. But through the exertions of numerous people, staff and volunteers alike, we blazed the trails we needed, we tapped the trees, and Maple […]

SSNSC & Nature Center Preschool Closed

Due to the winter storm, Nature Center Preschool and the South Shore Natural Science Center are closed for today, Friday, February 5th.  We will be open for regular business hours tomorrow, Saturday, February 6th.  

Closed Sunday & Monday

In observance of Labor Day, SSNSC will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1. Our trails are always open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.  

11am Eyes on Owls Sold Out. 1pm still available!

Call 781.659.2559 to purchase tickets for the Eyes on Owls 1pm Show.  Tickets are going quickly.

Like Proud Mamas and Papas

Just this morning the South Shore Natural Science Center accepted into its possession a new education program, one that we’re proud to say we had a hand in developing. The bulk of the work fell to the staff at NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – today represented by Volunteer Coordinator Anne-Marie Runfola and Maritime […]

Water Watch Lecture Postponed

Tonight’s (Febraury 5th) Water Watch Lecture:  How Green is your Grocer? is postponed until Wednesday, March 26th at 7pm.

Science Center is OPEN today!

The Science Center and EcoZone will open at 9am. Nature Center Preschool Morning Session of  NCP is cancelled. Afternoon Session is on for 1:00pm. There is no Lunch Bunch. Mammal Munchkins is cancelled.   Water Watch Lecture Series is on for 7:00pm. Tonight’s Topic:  A Birds Eye View – The State of Birds in Massachusetts Free […]

Storm Closing Update

Nature Center Preschool’s PM Class for Thursday, January 2nd.  is cancelled. Today ‘s AM Class is running as scheduled.  

Farewell, Hedwig

The South Shore Natural Science Center is sad to report that Hedwig, our beloved barred owl, passed away during the night of December 10-11. We don’t know for sure how old Hedwig was, as she was a rescued animal. She was presumably hit by a car – she was found injured on the side of […]