Welcome to Marine Science & Fishing!

Here at DBMS, we are trying to help kids and adults learn more about Duxbury Bay and beyond. If you like learning about sea creatures, birds and other ocean life then these classes are for you!

Marine Science Programs By Season

Here at DBMS, we provide year-round programming through our Marine Science department for kids ages 2-high school. Our largest programming season is in the summer time (June-August) where we leverage our Marine Science Lab, boat rides, kayaks and vans to explore our extraordinary marine environment.

Rod Building Workshop

Ages 12-18  Cost $250 

Join accomplished rod builder and guide Chris Aubut, as he leads a workshop for anyone over the age of 12 who would like to learn the basics of custom fishing rod building.  We provide all of the materials, equipment and supplies needed to build your own rod suitable for fishing on Duxbury Bay this spring.  Everyone takes home a finished rod at the end of the session!  Additional dates may be added if needed to complete your project.

Click the Orange Register button at the top of the page to see Summer Dates

Fly Rod Building Workshop

Ages 18+  Cost $715
April 24th-May 29th Wednesdays 6-8pm

Build a Performance Fly Rod for Adults – Join us for a fly rod building class taught by Chris Aubut. The class is taught in two hour sessions on Wednesday evenings. In this class we will be focusing on how to choose and build with premium components. We will be focused on clean gluing techniques, guide sizing, placement, wrapping, and ultimately clean finish work. Finish your rod before the Stripers arrive this spring! Your choice of a 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10wt. premium blank can be ordered before the class. Click the Orange Register button at the top of the page to sign up.

Field Trips at DBMS

Are you looking to bring a true Marine Science element to a class you are teaching? Our Marine Science Lab and waterfront campus create the perfect site for practical, hands-on learning. With a variety of creatures, equipment and lesson plans our staff looks forward to getting your class engaged and excited to learn!

To learn more or schedule a field trip, contact Marine Science Director, Kenzie Thompson, or call (781)934-7555

Whale, hello there!

Did you know that DBMS and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation like to work together to help educate kids and adults about whales and how important they are to our oceans? In 2022, DBMS and WDC are teaming up to help you understand more about the whales in our own front yard! If you want to learn more about How Important Whales Are – continue to check back as we post throughout the year, or visit the WDC website!

Meet Delilah

Delilah is Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s (WDC) life-size inflatable whale.

Click here to learn more about North Atlantic right whales and this interactive teaching tool.

WDC recently announced their newest program…

Marine Animal Rescue and Response!

This program is getting up and running thanks to WDC staff member – Sarah McCormack, Stranding Coordinator! Click the link to learn more from Sarah about rescuing marine animals.


Carefully looking at things, or observing, is an important skill for everyone, not just scientists! Here’s a fun activity from WDC to practice your observation skills.