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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit2024-05-21T13:13:21-04:00

SEE offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy fun, hands-on science exhibits and interactive demonstrations. Plan your experience today.

To families interact with an exhibit.

Hours

Summer Hours Memorial Day – Labor Day

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
Last admission 3pm

Saturday & Sunday
10am – 5pm
Last admission 4pm

Closed July 4th

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Fall/Winter hours closed most Mondays except open select holidays and for school vacations.

Make Your Reservation or Pre-Purchase Tickets

Reservations or online tickets save time at the admissions desk and are highly recommended for holidays, during school vacations and on rainy days.  Reservations are for a one hour arrival window, during which you can come at any time.  After you are admitted, you can stay until closing time.  Last admissions are one hour before closing time.

Call 603-669-0400 to make a reservation by phone.
Groups of 10 or more must call to make a reservation.

What To Expect

Admission Prices2024-06-10T10:13:49-04:00

SEE Science Center Admission

  • $14 per person ages 3 and up for one-day visit
  • SEE members admitted for free (number of member admissions vary by level)
  • Discounts cannot be combined

Reduced Admission Programs

EBT WIC and SNAP logos

EBT, WIC and SNAP card holders: Present your card and pay $3 per person for regular admission.  This benefit can be used for general admission only for members of the card holder’s household and cannot be combined with other offers.  This effort is part of the nation-wide Museums for All program.

ASTC passport program logo

Members of Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program institutions: Present your membership card for free admission for two people.

ACM reciprocal member logo

Members of the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal network:  Present your card and receive half-price admission.

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Retired and Active Military Personnel: Present your ID and receive half-priced regular admission for you and your family year round.

Manchester Millyard Museum logo

Members of the Manchester Historic Association’s Millyard Museum:  Present your card and receive free admission for up to four people.  Non-members can take advantage of the Super Saturday Dual Pass.

Teachers visiting as a member of the general public receive free admission when they show their school ID.
(For information about visiting with students, visit our educator’s page).

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Some local libraries purchase SEE Science Center memberships for their patrons to check out. Library memberships are good for 2 people to visit per day at no cost. Libraries may have limits on how often they can be checked out by the same patron.

Visitors over age 65 can receive a $1 discount off their admission.

Making a Reservation or Walk-in Visits2023-09-26T13:25:17-04:00
  • Online reservations, or tickets save time at the admissions desk and ensure that your spot is held for you on a busy day
  • Walk-in visitors, including SEE members may have to wait to enter if we have reached capacity
  • SEE allows a set amount of visitors to enter each hour. When making a reservation you will choose a one hour-long arrival window
  • After you are admitted you may stay until closing time
  • The last admission is one hour before closing
  • If you are unable to make your arrival window, please call so we can open up capacity for other guests
  • We are happy to reschedule your visit for any reason including illness, please reschedule if anyone has symptoms
Amenities2023-10-28T13:24:43-04:00
  • Restrooms with changing tables are available on SEE’s lower level
  • Benches are available throughout the Science Center
  • Benches may be used for light snack breaks (SEE does not have a space for visitors to eat lunch, please plan accordingly)
  • SEE has Snacks and beverages for sale and we allow outside food
  • SEE’s Gift Shop has science related items and souvenirs
  • Free Parking
  • Visitors may leave and come back on the same day, however last re-admission is one hour before closing
  • Lost and Found items kept for two weeks.  Call to claim.
Accessibility2024-03-01T10:43:08-05:00
Directions & Parking2024-02-05T12:58:48-05:00

From the South
Take Route 3 North or Interstate 93 North to 293 North to Exit 5 (Granite Street Bridge Exit). Turn right at the end of the ramp.
Follow directions below.

From the North
Take Interstate 93 South to 293 South to Exit 5 (Granite Street Bridge Exit). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp.
Follow directions below.

From the East
Take Route 101 West to Route 293 North to Exit 5 (Granite Street Bridge Exit). Turn right at the end of the ramp.
Follow directions below.

From the West
Take Route 101 East to Route 293 North to Exit 5 (Granite Street Bridge Exit). Turn right at the end of the ramp.
Follow directions below.

For All Directions, from 293 Exit 5
Cross the river and take the first left at the traffic light onto Commercial Street.
Travel less than a quarter mile.
You will see our building it has a large # 3 on the south end.
Turn Right onto Pleasant Street.
Take first left onto Bedford Street (one way).
Turn left into the parking lot.  Parking is free in the building’s lots, Meters are for city street parking only.

Parking

Free Visitor Parking

Free visitor parking is available at our building at 200 Bedford Street.   Visitors can park and enter the building from the Bedford Street entrance located at the center of the building next to the glass tower.

Additional Parking

If the 200 Bedford Street lots are full, there is additional free parking on the other sides of our building on the Commercial St. (west side) and the Pleasant St. (south end) end of the building. 

If all free lots at 200 Bedford Street are full, there is on-street parking on the streets surrounding the building, this parking is monitored by the City of Manchester.  Use the Pay & Display kiosks or the City of Manchester’s parking App to pay for parking. This includes the diagonal parking on Bedford Street.
Do not park in the lots for any other mill buildings; these are private lots and you may be towed.

Public Transportation & Walking Directions2023-09-26T13:45:07-04:00

From Downtown Manchester
Take the Green DASH shuttle bus from Veteran’s Memorial Park to UNH Manchester (88 Commercial Street).  View Green Dash Map & Schedule.
Walk North on Commercial Street.  Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Take first left on to Bedford Street and walk to the glass tower and enter 200 Bedford Street.

From Outlying Areas in Manchester
Take any Zone 1 Bus Route to the Radisson Downtown/Veterans Park stop.  From there transfer to the Green Dash and follow the directions from downtown Manchester above.  View Zone 1 Routes and Schedules.

From Nashua or Concord
Take a Zone 2 Intercity Route 21 or 22 to the Radisson Downtown/Veterans Park stop.  From there transfer to the Green Dash and follow the directions from downtown Manchester above.  View Zone 2 Routes and Schedules.

Walking Directions

From Downtown Manchester

Walk West towards the Merrimack River and the Millyard.  You will need to cross Canal Street and the railroad to enter the Millyard.  Pedestrian crossing is possible at Granite Street, Pleasant Street (stairs), Stark Street (stairs), Spring Street, Kidder Street, and Brook Street.

If you are near Veteran’s Memorial Park, your closest crossing is Pleasant Street. This crossing has stairs. If you have a wheel chair or stroller you can cross at Granite Street.  After crossing Canal Street, turn right on onto Bedford Street and enter the glass tower at 200 Bedford Street.

If you are near City Hall, your closest crossing is the walking path at Stark Street.  If you have a wheel chair or stroller you can cross at Spring Street.  After crossing Canal Street, turn left on Bedford Street and walk to and enter the glass tower at 200 Bedford Street.

From the West Side of Manchester

Walk East and cross the Merrimack River. The two closest bridges are Notre Dame and Granite Street. You can also cross using the pedestrian only bridge on the Piscataquag trail accessible from Second Street between Walker and Blaine Streets (stairs), or at South Main Street.

From the Notre Dame Bridge, take the first exit off the right side of the bridge, Plaza Drive, cross and turn right onto Spring Street at the first intersection.  Cross Canal street and railroad tracks.  Turn left onto Bedford Street, walking South, and enter the glass tower at 200 Bedford Street.

From Granite Street Bridge, turn left onto Commercial Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street, take first left onto Bedford Street and enter the glass tower at 200 Bedford Street.

From the Piscataquag pedestrian trail footbridge turn left and follow the trail to the ballpark. From the parking lot turn left onto South Commercial street.  Continue north on Commercial street crossing Granite Street. Continue on Commercial Street, then turn right onto Pleasant Street, take first left onto Bedford Street and enter through the glass tower at 200 Bedford Street.

Experience2023-09-26T13:45:56-04:00
  • At SEE you can expect hands-on exhibits that toddlers to teens to parents and grandparents will want to touch and try
  • Staff led demonstrations
  • An average visit time of two hours to see everything
Millyard Museum in Same Building2023-09-26T13:47:52-04:00
Manchester Millyard Museum logo

The Manchester Historic Association’s Millyard Museum, is located in the same building as SEE on the first floor.  You can plan a same-day visit to both attractions. SEE has reciprocal membership with the Millyard Musuem and we are offering a dual pass option on Saturdays.

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