South Shore Natural Science Center

South Shore Natural Science Center Address: 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA 02061 For more information please visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org or call 781.659.2559
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The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. The Science Center is located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. We welcome visitors year round. In 2011, SSNSC merged with the South Shore YMCA.

Mission: 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.

Operating as usual

10/16/2020

The Taste of the South Shore is just around the corner. It’s going virtual but you can still have an amazing dinner, support local restaurants and help #fillthefridge at SSYMCA’s Germantown Food Pantry. Tonight is the last chance to order - SSYMCA.org/taste

Nature’s Art!  Just stunning❤️
10/09/2020

Nature’s Art! Just stunning❤️

Individual box turtles exhibit a highly variable shell pattern. This image shows some of the variation displayed by the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina).

Image courtesy of Seth LaGrange of The Bearded Biologist. Purchase the poster here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/804712560/eastern-box-turtle-print

09/30/2020

Due to a power outage, Nature Center Preschool and the STEM Enrichment program will not run this morning, Sept. 30.

Nature Adventures Camp’s “Minimajig” is going AWESOME! The campers are having so much fun using their noggins to come up...
08/06/2020

Nature Adventures Camp’s “Minimajig” is going AWESOME! The campers are having so much fun using their noggins to come up with ideas 💡 to keep an egg from breaking, make a cool marble painting 🖼, and make the tallest tower!




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The raccoons at Nature Adventures Camp had a treat when Jim dropped off some sea critters from a local tide pool so the ...
07/29/2020

The raccoons at Nature Adventures Camp had a treat when Jim dropped off some sea critters from a local tide pool so the kids could have the ocean brought to them! The campers loved seeing the beach at the Science Center, and it was perfect to kick off the start of Shark and Ocean Critters Week!





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Coyotes at Nature Adventures Camp had a blast today making caterpillar headbands !!  Today their theme was caterpillars ...
07/23/2020

Coyotes at Nature Adventures Camp had a blast today making caterpillar headbands !! Today their theme was caterpillars during our incredible insects, and curious crawlers week 🐛🕷🦟🦋




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Adventures on our first day of camp! The otters at Nature Adventures Camp went to the garden to find some Incredible Ins...
07/20/2020

Adventures on our first day of camp! The otters at Nature Adventures Camp went to the garden to find some Incredible Insects and Curious Crawlers




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Learning about life cycles at Nature Adventures Camp! We have caterpillars, tadpoles and.... who can guess what the last...
07/17/2020

Learning about life cycles at Nature Adventures Camp! We have caterpillars, tadpoles and.... who can guess what the last picture shows?

Anyone know what this bug is!? It visited Astro Field and our Nature Adventure Campers! This coyote was nice enough to s...
07/16/2020

Anyone know what this bug is!? It visited Astro Field and our Nature Adventure Campers! This coyote was nice enough to show it off for us !




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Our chipmunks group at Nature Adventures Camp went on a nature walk while reading the book “What’s Under the Log.” As th...
07/13/2020

Our chipmunks group at Nature Adventures Camp went on a nature walk while reading the book “What’s Under the Log.” As they were reading they were finding all of the nature critters from the books! Nice Forest Forensics Chipmunks!!!

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Prehistoric Palooza week at Nature Adventures Camp was a rockin' time! Campers were able to compare fossils from modern ...
07/10/2020

Prehistoric Palooza week at Nature Adventures Camp was a rockin' time! Campers were able to compare fossils from modern wildlife, to those from prehistoric dinosaurs, make some fossils, dig for dinosaurs, or break animals from glaciers!

Our staff are looking forward to next weeks Forest Forensics week. Have a great weekend!

Keep up to date on what's happening at camp everyday with our instagram account @ssnsc!

The chipmunks at Nature Adventure Camp had a great time excavating Dino’s this morning ! Anyone recognizing any Dino’s??...
07/09/2020

The chipmunks at Nature Adventure Camp had a great time excavating Dino’s this morning ! Anyone recognizing any Dino’s???

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We’ve discovered a few new species at Nature Adventures Camp!  It caught one Director a little off guard!🤣 #prehistoricp...
07/08/2020

We’ve discovered a few new species at Nature Adventures Camp! It caught one Director a little off guard!🤣 #prehistoricpalooza

07/02/2020

Just a little cuteness to brighten your day! The Nature Center Preschool pet rabbit, Toby, is grooming himself after a nail trim. 😊

Mama chicken Raven gives the baby chicks their first dirt bath.
07/01/2020

Mama chicken Raven gives the baby chicks their first dirt bath.

Life IS Better with Camp!!! We are excited for Monday!
06/27/2020

Life IS Better with Camp!!! We are excited for Monday!

A huge THANK YOU to the SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward crew for coming up to help get the grounds ready for Nature Advent...
06/25/2020

A huge THANK YOU to the SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward crew for coming up to help get the grounds ready for Nature Adventures Camp opening this Monday!

Hey Storybook walk fans! A member of the Nature Center Preschool Family Advisory Council has been hard at work this week...
06/13/2020

Hey Storybook walk fans! A member of the Nature Center Preschool Family Advisory Council has been hard at work this week. The new storybook walk is up!
Even though the doors are closed for now, you can still visit the outside animals, explore the trails and read the new storybook walk. Enjoy!

🐣 Birth Announcement 🐣We are pleased to announce the hatching of 3 chicks at SSNSC!  Raven and Periwinkle shared nesting...
06/11/2020

🐣 Birth Announcement 🐣
We are pleased to announce the hatching of 3 chicks at SSNSC! Raven and Periwinkle shared nesting duties for 3 weeks and on Friday, June 5 the babies hatched! Mommas are so proud of their new family!

05/31/2020

Toby is still having fun at the South Shore YMCA Essential worker childcare! He says hello to all his SSNSC friends.❤️

The red bellied cooters were weighed, measured, tagged, assessed and released to Burrage Pond today by the Massachusetts...
05/28/2020

The red bellied cooters were weighed, measured, tagged, assessed and released to Burrage Pond today by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Farewell, turtles! Live long and prosper!

Tomorrow, our red bellied cooters return to the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, where they will be r...
05/27/2020

Tomorrow, our red bellied cooters return to the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, where they will be released into the wild. From tiny hatchlings averaging 10 grams, to strong turtles averaging 222 grams, we have enjoyed feeding and caring for these animals as part of a head start program to help preserve this species.

Our Blandings turtle is having quite the adventure!
05/22/2020

Our Blandings turtle is having quite the adventure!

05/22/2020

The 13th Annual Nature Center Preschool Art Show! (The show must go on!)

05/09/2020

Cabbage - it’s whats’s for lunch! Provides some enrichment for the girls plus it’s packed with Vitamin C!

Thank you to photographer Scott Creamer for these beautiful coyote pics taken at SSNSC.  4.30 at 7:15am
05/08/2020

Thank you to photographer Scott Creamer for these beautiful coyote pics taken at SSNSC. 4.30 at 7:15am

05/07/2020

A bee was trapped in one of terrariums. Added a dab of raw organic honey to a wet paper towel and it immediately started lapping the honey. Do you see the tongue?

Peekaboo!!!  Tiny little spring peeper!
05/07/2020

Peekaboo!!! Tiny little spring peeper!

We stand together for seniors in need. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation today will help us feed seniors isolated by the p...
05/06/2020

We stand together for seniors in need. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation today will help us feed seniors isolated by the pandemic tomorrow. ssymca.org/donate

We stand together for the most vulnerable among us. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the South Shore YMCA supports us ...
05/05/2020

We stand together for the most vulnerable among us. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the South Shore YMCA supports us as we shelter local residents at high risk of contracting coronavirus. ssymca.org/donate

In times when anxiety is at its highest, the greatest gift of all is peace of mind. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to t...
05/05/2020

In times when anxiety is at its highest, the greatest gift of all is peace of mind. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the South Shore YMCA today will help us deliver not only food but relief to families unsure of where to turn. ssymca.org/donate

We stand together in honor of our pandemic frontline heroes. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the South Shore YMCA tod...
05/05/2020

We stand together in honor of our pandemic frontline heroes. Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the South Shore YMCA today will help us maintain our emergency childcare services for families of essential workforce members. ssymca.org/donate

Giving back is not cancelled! A truly global pandemic like COVID-19 affects every person on the planet, but it also give...
05/05/2020

Giving back is not cancelled! A truly global pandemic like COVID-19 affects every person on the planet, but it also gives us a chance to stand together like never before. Donate to the South Shore YMCA’s relief efforts today on #GivingTuesdayNow. ssymca.org/donate

Keep your eyes to the skies this month!
05/02/2020

Keep your eyes to the skies this month!

Address

48 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA
02061

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(781) 659-2559

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