OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Estuary Habitats at Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Located just downriver from the nearly 20,000-square-mile watershed of Merrymeeting Bay, Maine Maritime Museum's 20-acre campus is home to an array of animal species and their habitats. In this 90-minute program families will explore the gardens, fields, and riverbanks that comprise MMM's campus, identifying tracks, studying habitats and learning the importance of protecting Maine's diverse ecology. In this program, families will create and share their own species of animal in a fun, active and educational game. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 3+. This program will be hosted outside on museum grounds. Please wear appropriate winter gear. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older and strongly encouraged for those 2-4. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability.   STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

SOLD OUT Build Your Own Mini Sea Chest

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Ships are cramped spaces and sailors had little room to store their personal things, usually no bigger than a suitcase. This hands-on learning workshop will sharpen your family's math and creative skills. Together, families will learn about what sailors took on their long journeys and how they personalized their chests to reflect their adventures. Then families will work together to construct and decorate their own mini sea chests. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for those aged 2-4. Tickets include museum admission. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Creative Writing with Ship Logs and Sea Journals

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

From shipwrecks and piracy to foreign ports and the wide open sea, the experiences of those who lived aboard sailing vessels have inspired some of the best fiction in American history. In this two-hour workshop we will look closely at a selection of ship logs and sailors' journals from Maine Maritime Museum's collection, using our imaginations to give these first-hand accounts new life. Coupled with the backdrop of the historic shipyard and the remnants of the clipper ship, Snow Squall, these journals will inspire children and adults alike to create a piece of writing based on maritime journeys long ago. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writing with the group in a positive workshop setting. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for ages 2-4. Tickets include museum admission.   STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Charcoal Drawing in the Shipyard

It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team for a relaxing afternoon of charcoal drawing in the shipyard. Learn the basics of charcoal drawing and shading and learn why coal was so important to the Percy & Small Shipyard. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.

Build Your Own Recyclable Materials Boat

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Learn why things float by building your own mini-boat out of recyclable materials. Learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy, and displacement as you test your creations in our water lab! Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for those aged 2-4. Tickets include museum admission. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Printing Press Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join Bath Printing Company as they teach us the many different ways to make prints. Discover the difference between etchings, engravings, and woodblocks, as well as the science behind each one. Everyone will have a chance to press their own print in an antique press. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is strongly suggested to guarantee availability.

Virtual Children’s Author Reading: The Canoe Maker

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Children of all ages are invited to listen in as Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and children’s book author, reads from his latest picture book, The Canoe Maker. Donald’s gift of storytelling will bring to life the story of David Moses Bridges, renowned birch bark canoe builder, as participants learn the cultural importance of birch in Passamaquoddy traditions. This is a virtual event. Event is FREE, but preregistration is required to receive the Zoom link.

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Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Steambox Family Workshops are held one Saturday each month, October 2021-May 2022 from 10:30 am-12 pm *RESCHEDULED* February 5, Estuary Ecology Frozen marshlands and snowy grounds make winter the best time to study, track, and acquaint yourself with the remarkable animals of the Kennebec Estuary. Explore the most active sections of Maine Maritime Museum’s 20+ acre riverfront campus to identify, follow, and understand what animal tracks can tell us about this wildly diverse ecosystem. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by:

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Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Steambox Family Workshops are held one Saturday each month, October 2021-May 2022 from 10:30 am-12 pm *RESCHEDULED* February 5, Estuary Ecology Frozen marshlands and snowy grounds make winter the best time to study, track, and acquaint yourself with the remarkable animals of the Kennebec Estuary. Explore the most active sections of Maine Maritime Museum’s 20+ acre riverfront campus to identify, follow, and understand what animal tracks can tell us about this wildly diverse ecosystem. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by:

Recurring

Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Steambox Family Workshops are held one Saturday each month, October 2021-May 2022 from 10:30 am-12 pm *RESCHEDULED* February 5, Estuary Ecology Frozen marshlands and snowy grounds make winter the best time to study, track, and acquaint yourself with the remarkable animals of the Kennebec Estuary. Explore the most active sections of Maine Maritime Museum’s 20+ acre riverfront campus to identify, follow, and understand what animal tracks can tell us about this wildly diverse ecosystem. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by:

Recurring

Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Steambox Family Workshops are held one Saturday each month, October 2021-May 2022 from 10:30 am-12 pm *RESCHEDULED* February 5, Estuary Ecology Frozen marshlands and snowy grounds make winter the best time to study, track, and acquaint yourself with the remarkable animals of the Kennebec Estuary. Explore the most active sections of Maine Maritime Museum’s 20+ acre riverfront campus to identify, follow, and understand what animal tracks can tell us about this wildly diverse ecosystem. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by:

Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

FEBRUARY 19, Make Your Own Logbook Calling all future-captains and crew! Prepare for your future journeys by learning the importance of keeping a logbook to record your adventures. Take inspiration as you examine real logbooks from our museum collection and learn some bookmaking techniques to craft your own logbook from scratch. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by:

Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

MARCH 19, Mud-Season Microbiology Learn to make your own microscope slides and look at Maine’s Mud Season on a microscopic level. Participants will take samples from the banks of the Kennebec River on MMM’s campus, prepare slides, and discover the microscopic ecosystem living among the mud.   These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by First Federal Savings

Steambox Family Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

April 23, Shipwreck Detective Over 1,300 ships have wrecked off the coast of Maine, each with a story of danger, adventure, heroism, and tragedy. Explore our immersive “Shipwrecks and Salvage” exhibit to understand the technologies, risks, and preservation efforts involved in maritime archaeology, then dive into our historic shipyard to search for clues and solve the mystery of the wreck of an actual Maine vessel. These workshops are FREE, preregistration is required for each individual workshop (museum admission is included)   Generously sponsored by First Federal Savings

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