OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Free Admission Education Program: Salt Marshes

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

During your visit, drop by the museum history building for a 15-mniute lesson with one of our museum educators! Appropriate for the whole family. In this program, visitors will be interacting with a model as they learn about the benefits of salt marshes as well as impacts of human activity and pollution on different water ecosystems.  

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(SOLD OUT) Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two evenings in the Boatshop, you’ll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking. Boxes are made from cherry and cedar, and all materials are provided. October 12 & 13, 5-8 pm December 7 & 8, 5-8pm Cost: $100 members, $120 nonmembers

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Gallery Docent Tours

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Included with admission, start your visit to Maine Maritime Museum with a volunteer gallery docent to learn about the various paintings and artifacts on display, the relevance of maritime history and culture to the region, and what sets Maine Maritime Museum apart.

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Donnell House Winter Hours

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Experience what life in Bath was like during the Victorian era in the Donnell House, an 1892 shipyard owner’s home. As your tour the interior, docents will introduce you to the Donnells, one of Bath’s shipbuilding families. The house that stands today reflects the fortune that the family patriarch, William T. Donnell, made from his company. The interior of the home is set in period décor including numerous items that belonged to the family.

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Gallery Docent Tours

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Included with admission, start your visit to Maine Maritime Museum with a volunteer gallery docent to learn about the various paintings and artifacts on display, the relevance of maritime history and culture to the region, and what sets Maine Maritime Museum apart.

Recurring

Donnell House Winter Hours

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Experience what life in Bath was like during the Victorian era in the Donnell House, an 1892 shipyard owner’s home. As your tour the interior, docents will introduce you to the Donnells, one of Bath’s shipbuilding families. The house that stands today reflects the fortune that the family patriarch, William T. Donnell, made from his company. The interior of the home is set in period décor including numerous items that belonged to the family.

Cashes Ledge: Maine’s Lost World

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

This lecture will provide deep insight into Dr. Steneck’s extensive research on Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine, which, when he observed it, was as close to Maine’s pristine ecosystem prior to European arrival as one could find. Learn how Cashes Ledge, a nutrient-rich ecosystem 80 miles off the Maine coast, has survived when many other marine ecosystems suffer the effects of warming waters and human activity.

SeaChange: Artist Talk from the Gulf of Maine EcoArts Creative Team

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The creative team behind the Gulf of Maine EcoArts and the designers of the SeaChange exhibit will introduce their artistic inspirations and collaborative process using the arts to advocate for ocean conservation. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how this immersive exhibit was created and the impact the artists hope it achieves. 

STEAMbox Family Workshop: How do Ships Float?!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Ever wonder how the 6 mast, 450ft Wyoming boat kept afloat while carrying 6,000 tons of coal? Join us as we learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy and displacement. Then, test your knowledge as you create a boat and see how much weight it can carry and still float!

Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join us for Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story, featuring the creative team behind SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine, as well as experts in their fields to discussion the important and emerging relationship between environmental advocacy and the arts.

Maine Maritime Museum