Come join our free STEAMbox family workshops, where you will explore maritime topics through hands-on learning in STEM + the Arts. Create, build and problem solve to figure out how large ships are able to float, or how animals survive in the winter. Pulling from our collections and our surrounding environment, you will learn about sailors’ lives from long ago and how some of the smallest organism on our planet can have the biggest impact on our lives. All workshops are held on Saturdays from 10:30-12:00pm. STEAMbox programs are generously funded by First Federal Savings, allowing us to offer this program free to the public. All ages are welcome, content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Preregistration is required, and opens one month in advance.
STEAMbox Family Workshop: A Sailor’s Pastime: Scrimshaw/Knot Tying
February 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Being a sailor involved living at sea for years at a time. While it was adventurous and exciting, there could also be times of stillness. Whalers might have gone months without seeing a whales or port. So, what would a sailor do with all of that downtime? Come learn about a sailor’s life on the boats that sailed the world. Try your hand at carving scrimshaw or learning to tie knots.