About Us

ssnsc-facility-frontThe South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources. The South Shore Natural Science Center is located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. In addition, the Science Center is home to the EcoZone – an interactive museum featuring live native animals, owl exhibits, Children’s Garden, and 6 interpretive trails. We welcome 55,000 visitors year round. Please no smoking or pets on the property. Voted one of Massachusetts’ 1000 Great Places to Visit by Mass Office of Travel and Tourism!


Currently SSNSC is not open to the public

Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Closed: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day, Sundays in Summer Months

Admission Fees

Members: Free

  • $5.00/Child (2-15 years)
  • $5.00/Adult, $4.50/Senior Citizen (60+)
  • Under 2 years – Free
  • Admission to Vine Hall Art Gallery, the Nature Gift Store and Trails is always free.
  • Admission to the EcoZone Museum is Free for members


  • Nature center and summer house on 30 acres
  • Six interpretive nature trails
  • Access to 200 acres of conservation land
  • Outdoor amphitheater and picnic area
  • Coe’s Greenhouse
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Nature’s Gift Shop with special children’s section
  • Restrooms located in the nature center