OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 4-21, and Saturday at 3:30 September 4-October 23. Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 4-21, and Saturday at 3:30 September 4-October 23. Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 4-21, and Saturday at 3:30 September 4-October 23. Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 4-21, and Saturday at 3:30 September 4-October 23. Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

Unfurl: A Virtual Symposium for Undertold Maritime Voices

Maritime history and culture is rich and complex; preserved and interpreted by many prominent collecting and cultural institutions across the globe. And yet, the stories of Black mariners, the changing environment, and the indigenous peoples on whose land these institutions occupy are simultaneously rich and underrepresented. These vital stories better contextualize the present day and provide avenues for additional scholarship and research into our shared maritime heritage. As one step toward telling more inclusive stories, Maine Maritime Museum has organized an online symposium as a platform for scholars to share their work on these important topics. Invited speakers investigate and give voice to these undertold maritime stories that advance our socio-political, environmental, and economic understanding of the maritime world, past and present. Presentations include: New England Native Mariners of the 18th and 19th Century: Life on the Docks Chris Newell, Director of Education, Akomawt Educational Initiative, Former Director of the Abbe Museum Coastal Foodways and African American Maritime Heritage Kim Long, Scholar in Residence for Digital and Cultural Engagement, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC and Executive Director of The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851): A Black Atlantic Leader Forged in Maine C. Patrick Burrowes, Ph.D., Historian and Retired University Administrator   This online event is FREE with a suggested minimum donation of $10. Thank you for supporting Maine Maritime Museum !

Free
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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 4-21, and Saturday at 3:30 September 4-October 23. Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

Charlie Burden Collection: Beyond the Exhibit

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Drop-in for an opportunity view artifacts and artworks from Burden Collection brought out from collection storage exclusively for this event. MMM curators will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge on the Burden Collection and tricks of the trade in collection care and exhibits. This event is FREE

Artist Workshop: Letter Boxes

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

In celebration of print media featured in Broadside: The Power of Print in the Maritime World, join Portland-based print artist Crystal Cawley in a hands-on workshop transforming 2D paper into 3D sculpture. Paper can be manipulated in many ways to create 3-D structures – for example by cutting, rolling, gluing, and stitching. Using letterpress patterned papers and linen thread, workshop participants will create one of the simplest forms – a cylindrical box with a fitted lid. Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and re-purposed materials. Her work explores ideas of identity, time, memory, and loss, and draws on various traditional skills like embroidery and letterpress printing. She teaches in the Continuing Studies program at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and is an artist member of Portland's Pickwick Independent Press, a printmaking collective. She has shown her work around the US and in England, Greece, and Japan. Her work is in the collections of the Boston Public Library; Columbia University Library; The Library of Congress; Maine Women Writers Collection; MOMA/Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection; the Smithsonian Institution Graphic Arts Collection at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; and the Munakata Shiko Museum, Aomori, Japan, among others. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. $18 members; $23 nonmembers Price includes all materials and museum admission

Book Signing with Nathan Lipfert

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join us in Long Reach Hall to celebrate the release of Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding; A Visual History by historian Nathan Lipfert, curator emeritus. Nathan will read from the new book and sign copies, which will be available for sale. Celebrating the bicentennial of Maine, Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding explores the rich history of Maine shipbuilding. Though concentrating primarily on shipbuilding activity in the two centuries since statehood, the book begins with pre-1820 activity, including native canoe-making and colonial-period shipbuilding. Covering the entire coast, this rich visual history focuses on the industry and the vessels produced, highlighting Maine’s national and international importance in shipbuilding.

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SOLD OUT: 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 OCTOBER 16, Maine Sea Monsters Come listen to some spooky legends of famous Maine Sea Monsters and learn the ecology behind such infamous monster sightings. Take inspiration from these marine legends to design and create your own take-home sea monster. Appropriate for all ages. Will contain some historical images that may be “scary” for the youngest of Sea Monster Sleuths. Sea Monsters costumes encouraged! NOVEMBER 20, Model Ship Building and Launching Learn the fundamental principles of buoyancy and build your own mini wooden vessel. Add a mast, sail, and ballast, then test its mettle in a launching pool! DECEMBER 18, Navigate Santa’s Journey Round the World Not every vessel is guided by a team of magical reindeer. Learn how navigation implements and methods changed through history by engaging hands-on with artifacts from Maine Maritime Museum’s collection. Using sextants, traverse boards, ship logs, nautical charts, and your imagination, see if you can plot Santa’s journey around the world, just like mariners in the Golden Age of Sail. JANUARY 29, 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. 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. 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. APRIL 16, Spectral Imaging: Using Lightwaves to Learn about the Past Museum professionals use all types of technology to learn about the objects in their collection. Infrared and ultraviolet light can detect details and chemical compositions of artifacts and paintings not usually seen by the human eye. Participants will learn about the full light spectrum and its applications. Try-out MMM’s Full-Spectrum camera to discover new details about items from the museum collection. MAY 7, 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:

Museum Store Sunday

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

It's the most wonderful time of the year... to shop in the museum store! On Museum Store Sunday (November 28, 2021), nearly 1,500 museum stores representing all 50 states, 23 countries, and five continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Support the museum AND find unique gifts for everyone on your list! Shoppers will receive 10% off storewide; 20% off for museum members and we'll wrap all of the great gifts you find for FREE. Plus, our annual book sale will be happening in Sewall Hall. Admission is never required to shop the Museum Store!  

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

A perennial favorite of first-time woodworkers! Over two evenings in the Boatshop (December 1 & 2 from 5-8 pm), you'll build a set of three elegant nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this popular class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking. Boxes are made from cherry and cedar, and all materials are provided.

‘Tis the Season: A Cocktail Kickoff to the Holidays

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Kick off the holiday season with an evening of festive cocktails! Join us to sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers – and bring home a bottle or two to stock the bar for your own holiday gatherings. Vena’s Fizz House will get us all party-ready with mixology demos (and delicious mocktail samples), Now You're Cooking will be preparing snacks and answering all of your holiday cooking questions, and Maine Oyster Company will be serving some of the state's best oysters and showing you how to shuck like a pro at home. Participating vendors include Liquid Riot, New England Distilling, Round Turn Distilling, Three of Strong Spirits, and Tree Spirits. Ticket price includes all beverage samples and tapas and treats from Stone Cove Catering. Generously sponsored by:   This is a 21+ event. Guests will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (14 days past the final vaccination shot) or a negative test (administered by an authorized provider with your name included on the test) within the past 48 hours, along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or official record, or a photo of such documents. Proof of negative test result can be physical or digital.

Art of the Sea Gallery Talk

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join James Swinden, president of the Irvine Museum, for a gallery talk and exploration of the new exhibit Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea. Free with admission

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SOLD OUT: 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 OCTOBER 16, Maine Sea Monsters Come listen to some spooky legends of famous Maine Sea Monsters and learn the ecology behind such infamous monster sightings. Take inspiration from these marine legends to design and create your own take-home sea monster. Appropriate for all ages. Will contain some historical images that may be “scary” for the youngest of Sea Monster Sleuths. Sea Monsters costumes encouraged! NOVEMBER 20, Model Ship Building and Launching Learn the fundamental principles of buoyancy and build your own mini wooden vessel. Add a mast, sail, and ballast, then test its mettle in a launching pool! DECEMBER 18, Navigate Santa’s Journey Round the World Not every vessel is guided by a team of magical reindeer. Learn how navigation implements and methods changed through history by engaging hands-on with artifacts from Maine Maritime Museum’s collection. Using sextants, traverse boards, ship logs, nautical charts, and your imagination, see if you can plot Santa’s journey around the world, just like mariners in the Golden Age of Sail. JANUARY 29, 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. 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. 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. APRIL 16, Spectral Imaging: Using Lightwaves to Learn about the Past Museum professionals use all types of technology to learn about the objects in their collection. Infrared and ultraviolet light can detect details and chemical compositions of artifacts and paintings not usually seen by the human eye. Participants will learn about the full light spectrum and its applications. Try-out MMM’s Full-Spectrum camera to discover new details about items from the museum collection. MAY 7, 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:

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SOLD OUT: 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 JANUARY 29, 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:

Maine and the Economics of Enslavement

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Historian Seth Goldstein will discuss Maine’s complex relationship with Atlantic World African enslavement. Through a deep dive into what was known as “The West Indies Trade,” Seth will explain how various commodities like lumber and salt cod, produced in Maine, were shipped to the slave plantations of the Caribbean. In return Mainers consumed large quantities of sugar, molasses, rum, and exotic fruits produced by enslaved Africans. Portland, Maine’s largest port and fish export center, was the nexus of this exchange. This event is FREE, but preregistration is required.

Free - $100.00
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SOLD OUT: 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 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:

James Stilphen: Art in the City of Ships

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join Chris Timm, interim executive director, for an exploration of the art of James Stilphen, art director and technical illustrator at Bath Iron Works, whose work created a rich world populated by Maine's maritime past, present, and future. This event is FREE, but preregistration is required.

Free - $100.00

Workshop: Researching Genealogical History

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join local historian Barbara Desmarais for a story and a genealogy workshop. She’ll tell the true tale of the Heustons, a prominent Black family of Bath/Brunswick, Maine by sharing field and archival research she used to qualify Heuston Burying Ground as a national “Underground Railroad: Network to Freedom” site. In the hands-on workshop, she’ll use documents from her own ancestral mysteries to introduce participants to the techniques and common mistakes of genealogical research.

$10.00 - $100.00
Maine Maritime Museum