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Summer Programs

Maritime Adventures with an Educational Twist

There is a lot to do at The Mariners’ Museum and Park during the summer! 

Whether you take your students on a field trip or we come to your site, just leave the work to us! We’ll provide the stories, artifacts, crafts, FUN and more – you provide the kids! They’ll have a blast (and learn something too) during one of The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s summer programs.*

*These programs are also available throughout the year. Please contact us for more information!

 Young Participant with his storytime creation

Maritime Storytime

Suggested Age/Grades: Pre-K – 2nd

Geared towards younger audiences, Maritime Storytime explores the depths of maritime-related stories through print and craft; Whether exploring the depths with merpeople or flying the Jolly Roger with a band of pirates, this program will help kids live out their wildest imagination.

 VIking boat collage

Maritime Collage

Suggested Age/Grades: K – 8th

Children can create their own (maritime) narrative while unmooring their imagination. Using mixed media–from fabric to shells–images pop off the page. Perhaps your story is of a mischievous mermaid or persnickety pirate, you decide! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

dotted lizard artwork

A Trip Around the World

Suggested Age/Grades: K – 5th

In this interactive program, students will feel like world explorers as they learn about the unique aspects of each continent. Art, music, food, popular culture, and wildlife are all featured to show all that our diverse world has to offer. From the Grand Canyon to Serengetti, students will be mesmerized with the world wonders. We will finish things up with a fun craft for the kids to take home!

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Monsters and Mermaids

Suggested Age/Grades: K – 5th

For many generations, people around the world have wondered what lurks below the surface of the water. Students will dive into the depths of ocean lore from Loch Ness to Atlantis in this magical program. Prepare to be mystified by the stories of sea monsters and mermaids that have been told by sailors for generations.

Clipper Ship in a Hurricane- 1855 The Mariners’ Museum and Park Collection

Batten Down the Hatches: Preparing For A Hurricane

Suggested Age/Grades: 4th – 12th

Who says learning about safety can’t be fun? Our interactive hurricane program teaches students how to prepare and stay safe during ferocious storms. You will be put to the “test” to see if you have what it takes to endure Poseidon’s wrath!

 Treasure Island Cover 1911 Rare PR5486.A1 The Mariners’ Museum and Park Collection

Pirates: Fact or Fiction?

Suggested Age/Grades: 1st – 7th

Ahoy, matey! You may know the legends of Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard, but have you ever wondered if pirates actually walked and talked like they do in movies? Did they really search for buried treasure and make their enemies walk the plank? In this program we will discuss the facts and fictions of pirates of the past and present.

 Sailing Under the Stars: A Global Phenomenon

Sailing Under the Stars: A Global Phenomenon

Suggested Age/Grades: 2nd – 5th grade

Have you ever wondered about the stars in the night sky? What is a constellation? What shapes do they take? How were they helpful to sailors? These questions and more will be answered. Plus, students will test their navigational skills with an interactive activity to find the most important star – the north star. Come travel the world with us to learn about the cultures that relied on the stars to find their way across the globe.

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Suggested Age/Grades: 2nd – 7th

Over 100 years ago, the Titanic embarked on a doomed voyage across the Atlantic. Since its demise, people have been intrigued by the tragedy and shock of this historical event which is why it has been sensationalized by popular media. Learn about the excitement leading up to this voyage and the sinking of what was supposed to be unsinkable.


The cost is $4.50 per student with a minimum of five students. We welcome groups with smaller numbers but a minimum fee of $22.50 will be charged. We suggest one adult for every five students. Suggested adults will receive free admission with additional adults paying general admission.

Reservations are required and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details or to book a program please contact:

Summer Programs
Interpretation Department
(757) 591-7744