RYE — Seacoast Science Center will offer special activities and programs that are fun for the whole family in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Budding scientists can learn about the anatomy of squid as they perform a hands-on dissection during sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Because space is limited, advanced registration is recommended. There is a fee of $5 per person for the squid dissection. At noon, join a history walk and learn about Odiorne Point’s military years when Fort Dearborn was built to protect Portsmouth Harbor during World War II and see many of the fortifications that remain today.

In addition to the scheduled programs, the center will be filled with hands-on activities and crafts that teach about the wonders of Earth and the simple ways you can help protect the natural environment and oceans.

Thanks to sponsors Prime Buchholz and Duke Chiropractic, military families may attend the event free of charge by showing their identification.

Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park at 570 Ocean Blvd. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during its winter schedule. Learn more at www.seacoastsciencecenter.org.