Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

Learn about boatbuilding and see the country's oldest continuously working Marine Railway.


Sail on the Schooner Ardelle

Sails leave daily from Maritime Gloucester. Purchase tickets online below.


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium

Touch hermit crabs, skates, sea stars and lobsters and learn about Cape Ann's coastal habitats.


Interactive Maritime Exhibits

Discover Gloucester's fishing heritage in the "Fitting Out" exhibit.

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Opening Day

Maritime Gloucester exhibits open for the season on May 28th!

Scroll down for on-going programs and more fun.

April LPRC Seminar Series is Back!

Maritime Gloucester Hosts the Large Pelagics Research Center's Thursday Night Seminar Series

Maritime Gloucester is pleased to once again host our friends at UMass Boston School for the Environment Large Pelagic Research Center on Thursday Nights in April. The lineup is exciting and includes world-class scientists and researchers. All programs will take place in the Gorton's Gallery at Maritime Gallery. For more information, contact the LPRC by emailing tim.lam@umb.edu or 978-238-8208. 

Summer Programs

Come to Maritime Gloucester This Summer to Explore the Ocean & Culture of Gloucester

Gloucester Harbor is wonderful location - especially during the summer!  Join Maritime Gloucester for an exciting line-up of summer programs.  Participants can learn from energetic and passionate experts in Marine Technology & RoboticsLobster TailsCoastal Explorers - Sailing AdventuresCoastal Explorers - Science AdventuresMarine Mammal of the Gulf of MaineCoastal Explorers - Voyagers, and Science Exploration Through Art.  Please check out the full description of the summer programs HERE.    

Learn from Experts


Apply for a High School or College Internship at Maritime Gloucester.  Internships at Maritime Gloucester include opportunities to work with and learn from a diversity of staff, ranging from educators and marine scientist to wood-workers and fiscal analysts.  Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2016.  Maritime Gloucester seeks applicants for the following internships:

  • Marine Science Education
  • Maritime Heritage Education
  • Aquarist & Aquarium Exhibit Interpretation
  • Citizen Science & Marine Biology Research
  • Marketing/Social Media Internship
  • Development Office Internship

3rd Annual Maritime Gloucester Dinner

A Fun Night Supporting Local, Sustainable Seafood

Here's what was on the menu at last night's 3rd Annual Maritime Gloucester Dinner at Lat 43:  lots of delicious food, a supportive host, many enthusiastic diners, and one grateful local nonprofit. Thanks to Chef Ritchie, Serenitee Restaurant Group, and all who ventured out last night to support local, sustainable seafood and Maritime Gloucester. (image of Chef Ritchie's demo - How to Filet a Flounder, courtesy of Samantha Porter/Serenitee)

April Vacation Program

Great Migrations April 19-22, 2016

Great Migrations is an environmental and art vacation program.  This is a four-day (Tuesday – Friday) collaboration between Maritime Gloucester and Art Haven.  The first half of the day (8:30-12:00) will be spent on the Maritime Gloucester campus, and the second half of the day (12:00-3:30) will be spent at Art Haven.

Click here to learn about the daily themes or to register.

Get Crafty!

Fish Printing Workshop for Adults

This Event is Sold Out. To be placed on a waitlist, send an email to mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.

Experience the Japanese art of Gyotaku fish printing with Maritime Gloucester educator, artist/instructor, Rebecca Visnick. We’ll be printing with whole fish, octopus and squid along with our rubber replicas. Each participant will print on an apron, canvas tote bag, and handmade paper. It’s a fun night out with a friend!  Members $25, Non-Members $30 (includes all materials). For easy online registration, please CLICK HERE.

That’s a Wrap (at least for now)…

Progress Update on the Harbor Clean Up

The National Grid clean-up has been going full speed this winter - made it easier, no doubt, by the (mostly) unseasonably cooperative weather. They are starting to wrap up phase one of the clean-up in order to leave Harbor Loop in good shape for summer activities. Meanwhile, we are busy planning for the August 1st start date of phase two of the clean-up. For more information visit National Grid's website devoted to the clean-up.

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