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A Special Evening with Dr. Robert Ballard

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maine Maritime Museum is thrilled to offer a rare opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Robert D. Ballard, one of the most accomplished and well-known deep sea explorers in the world.

Adventurer, expeditioner, and oceanographer, he is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, in addition to the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat PT-109. One of his most important discoveries was of hydrothermal vents and “black smokers” in the Galapagos Rift and East Pacific Rise along with their exotic life forms living off the energy of the Earth through a process now called chemosynthesis.

This event will feature an exclusive VIP cocktail reception where select guests will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Ballard, have their photo taken with him, and receive a signed copy of his autobiography Into the Deep. All guests will enjoy a presentation that evening by Dr. Ballard, which will also feature a live feed from the exploration vessel Nautilus.


Friday, September 20, 2024 at Maine Maritime Museum

5:00 – 6:30 pm: VIP Cocktail Reception with Dr. Robert D. Ballard (limited to 60 guests)
VIP guests receive a signed copy of Dr. Ballard’s autobiography Into the Deep, as well as the opportunity to take a photo with Dr. Ballard

5:00 – 6:30 pm: Cocktail Reception for all other guests

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Presentation by Dr. Ballard and a live-stream from exploration vessel Nautilus

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Rebecca Roche, Chief Advancement Officer, at roche@maritimeme.org.

Generously sponsored by:

Susan and David Duncan

Harold Fessenden

Jim and Sally Joslin

Carl Rapp

Laura Burns and Tom Tiller


September 20
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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