OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

February Break Week: Create & Discover!

Join us at the museum during February School Break Week (2/17-2/21) for a different family-friendly program each day from 10 am to 12 pm! Plus, thanks to a grant from the Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, admission is FREE! Here’s a look at our February Break programs:

Monday, 2/17

Woodcarving & Scavenger Hunts: Learn the art of woodcarving with a demonstration from a local professional, then follow clues through our galleries to discover shipwrecks, souvenirs, and seal pups.


Tuesday, 2/18

SeaPerch Underwater Robotics: Design, build, and launch an ROV, studying the uses and abilities of remote-operated underwater robots. For youngsters, Magic Scratch sea animals and coloring!


Wednesday, 2/19

Fishing Gear & SCUBA Suits: Compare eras of fishing outfits then fashion your own design on a mannequin. Plus, an up-close examination of SCUBA gear.


Thursday, 2/20

Sailing & Shipbuilding: Learn what it took to be a 19th century sailor and shipwright by tying knots, trying hand tools, and assembling a schooner model.


Friday, 2/21

Frozen Kingdom: Explore the ice trade, handle ice blocks, and discover new ways to enjoy the Maine winter!

Maine Maritime Museum