Coastal Explorer continues its summer tour of the Cape

Kids of all ages will love this aquarium on wheels
The 4-H Coastal Explorer is coming to your town! Photo courtesy of CapeCodExtension.org.

The 4-H Coastal Explorer--a virtual aquarium on wheels--is making its way through a summer tour of the Cape.  During eight more stops from Brewster to Falmouth, families will have the opportunity to explore marine science at their local library or nature center.

A program of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, the Explorer is a 31' custom-built motor coach featuring saltwater aquariums with marine life, interactive games, videos models, microscopes and other hands-on exhibits.

The Explorer has already visited several libraries on the Cape. The following dates are still to come:

  • Tuesday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brooks Free Library, 739 Main Street in Harwich
  • Wednesday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, 577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee
  • Friday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Yarmouth Library, 391 Route 28 in West Yarmouth
  • Monday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River in Dennis
  • Wednesday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall Street in Dennisport
  • Friday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A in Brewster
  • Wednesday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A in Brewster
  • Friday, August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Falmouth Public Library, 575 West Falmouth Highway in West Falmouth

The Extension's mobile marine science program began in 1977.  The program's 22' trailer was replaced in 1998 by the Coastal Explorer, according to the Extension's website.

The Coastal Explorer is handicapped-accessible.


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