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OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Screen-Free Night

Join us for a fun evening of FREE family activities, including a jellyfish craft, shipwreck scavenger hunt, and a sneak preview of our fun summer program Seabase Delta: Aquanaut Academy. Plus, learn more about Kennebec Explorers Day Camp at the museum!

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Event Series Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

Portland memorial: Recognition ceremony for New England’s Titanic

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Learn more about the Portland vessel, the sinking, the discovery, the lives lost, and the shipwreck’s cultural significance to the sanctuary. This live interaction welcomes you to a ceremony to memorialize the tragedy of the Portland Gale of 1898. Additionally, you will meet the research team and learn about expedition operations. This program offers insight on the history of Portland, a memorial ceremony, and an opportunity to connect with the expedition team.

Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures.

Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures. 

Songs of the Sea: Live Music with Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan and Miscellania

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Jim Mageean and Pat Sheridan, folk singers and international recording artists who hail, respectively, from England and Ireland, will perform traditional sea shanties during an evening celebrating maritime music. Mageean’s world-renowned performances and arrangements have been featured in international festivals, television, and film, including 2003’s Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World. Special guests, Miscellania, Bowdoin College’s female acapella group, will open the show with their rendition of “Roll the Old Chariot” featured in the exhibit, Maritime Music.

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Mixers & Merriment at the Museum: A Spirited Celebration of Maine Craft Cocktails

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Celebrate the season with a toast to Maine’s incredible craft distilleries! Join us for this popular evening of festive fun, and sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers. This year's vendors include Hardshore Distilling, Liquid Riot Bottling Co., New England Distilling, Round Turn Distilling, Sebago Lake Distillery, Stone Fort Distilling, Three of Strong Spirits, and mocktails from The Bar Association! Ticket price includes all cocktail samples and tapas from Stone Cove Catering.  Sample all the seasonal spirits and cast your vote for the People's Choice best cocktail of the night.  A festive soundtrack from Performance Entertainment will keep the holiday spirits high! This is a 21+ event. Generously sponsored by:

Jolly Family Jamboree

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Bring the whole family to celebrate the season with Captain Christmas at our Jolly Family Jamboree! Explore the museum, snap a pic in front of the lobster trap tree, enjoy holiday-themed crafts, activities, live music, and of course, a visit from Santa and his pirate pal Captain Christmas. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will even be here to present their rendition of The Grinch!  The antics of these handmade glove, mouth and rod puppets are sure to bring smiles and laughter to the child in all of us. 45-minute puppet show starts at 10:30am.

Free

Guided Winter Hike with KELT: Tracking Winter Estuary Animals

DeWick Farm 208 Phipps Point Road, Woolwich, ME, United States

Even in the dead of winter, the natural world is brimming with activity! All one needs to do is look for the signs animals leave behind. Join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and Maine Maritime Museum to discover how to read animal tracks at DeWick Farm in Woolwich on Saturday, January 25 at 10 am. Led by Maine Master Naturalists, participants will learn to interpret clues to tell the story of local wildlife in winter in the Kennebec Estuary. Maine has very few animals that are true hibernators, or animals that spend winter in a dormant state. Many of the creatures thought to be hidden away for the coldest parts of the year are still active to find food, water, and even mates. Naturalists will share the process of tracking and identifying these furry friends by observing their prints. Participants will learn to measure and interpret an animal's print and tracks. DeWick Farm is a KELT easement that was generously donated by the DeWick Family in 2013. A mixture of woodland, open fields, and shoreline on Montsweag Bay, it will serve as an excellent backdrop to explore the lives of Maine mammals in winter. Program material is geared for budding naturalists and is family friendly. Because winter weather can be unpredictable, this event will only be postponed in the case of severe weather. Driving directions to the easement will follow registration. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains ten preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,700+ acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit http://www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

POSTPONED: Volunteer Recruitment Party

Want to spend your summer on our beautiful waterfront campus meeting new people and exploring the museum?Join our awesome corps of 250+ museum volunteers! There are a variety of positions open for the 2020 season, including 1906 schooner Mary E docents, ship launching demonstrators, Donnell House docents, gallery docents, and Percy & Small Shipyard tour guides. No experience is required, and all training is provided! Join us in Long Reach Hall for an informal gathering to meet our volunteers and learn more about available opportunities.

Maine Maritime Museum