Discover the Think Tank

Play Maritime Gloucester's interactive fisheries game in our newest exhibit!


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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February's MG Talks

Exploration: Into the Deep and Through the Ice

This February, plan on spending Thursday evenings at Maritime Gloucester for our MG Talks series on Exploration. We have an exciting lineup planned. For more information, please visit the event listings for each of the speakers. Registration is free but encouraged as space is limited. All events will be held in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

February 5  Carin Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on Exploring Ice Covered Arctic Seas:  Oceanography from the Icebreaker USCGC Healy. Register here.

February 12  Liz Magee, Northeastern University's Three Seas Program Coordinator on her work with Cousteau's Mission 31 exploring the underwater world off the Florida coast. Register here.

February 19 Rockford Weitz, Institute for Global Maritime Studies on the front line policies and issues affecting Arctic Exploration. Register here.

February 26 David Stevenson, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration on Our Deepwater Backyard, the 2014, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expedition to explore the largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Register here.

Announcing...Session II

Working Waterfront Writers Group

The second session of the Working Waterfront Writers Group kicks off on Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm.

The Gloucester Writers Center and Maritime Gloucester are offering a writers group for current and past waterfront workers led by the Writers Center’s Amanda Cook. Group meets 5 times every other Tuesday Feb. 10 – April 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

For more information, please click here

Marine Science and Maritime Heritage

February Vacation Exploration

All programs are run on-site in our classroom. $10 per session for Non-Members, $5 for Members  

PreK - 1st Grade Programs, 10:00-11:30, Parents/Guardians Required 

Tuesday, February 17 - Shipwreck Detectives

Wednesday, February 18 - Frozen Crystals: Exploring Ice and Snow

Thursday, February 19 - Submarines and Sea Creatures

2nd - 5th Grade Drop-Off Programs, 1:00-2:30, Free maritime movies for program participants, 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, February 17 - Shipwrecks and Maritime Archeology with Ghosts of the Abyss documentary 

Wednesday, February 18 - Polar Explorers and Icy Experiments with The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas documentary 

Thursday, February 19 - Mapping the Deep with The Blue Planet: The Deep documentary  

MG Makers Presents

Stand Up Paddle Board Workshop

Build a wooden Stand Up Paddle Board at our 5-week Saturday workshop beginning March 21 to April 18. For more information, click here

Preschool Mornings at Maritime Gloucester

Merry-Time Gloucester!

Looking for something new to do with your preschooler? Come spend Friday mornings at Maritime Gloucester for a fun and engaging hour of storytelling, crafts and music with a maritime theme! Program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am from January 9 to April 17, 2015. Members are free; non-members pay a drop in fee of $5.00. Attend 8 weeks and earn a Family Membership to Maritime Gloucester with our punch card. Please share with your friends!

Help Create Our Exhibit!

Paint Factory Memories

If you have memories, objects or photographs from the Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory, Ocean Alliance and Maritime Gloucester would love to hear from you. 

We are creating an exhibit on the Manufactory's history, and its pioneering role in the development of commercially viable anti-fouling paint which played a pivotal role in America's industrial revolution and the rapid growth of its commercial fishing industry. 

Your stories could be just what we need to make it come alive. Objects or memorabilia that might be borrowed for the exhibit or examined for their information are also of great interest, and we will happily copy any photographs and return originals to you. Please contact Melanie Murray-Brown at Maritime Gloucester at 978-281-0470 or mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.

Preparing Our Next Generation

2014 Annual Report

Our new Interactive Fisheries Exhibit

Discover Maritime Gloucester's Think Tank

Technology Grant from Applied Materials Foundation Supports Maritime Gloucester’s Goal to be a 21st Century Discovery and Education Center

Our new interactive fisheries exhibit, “Think Tank”, opened on June 8th, World Oceans Day!  Maritime Gloucester has purchased a large, interactive, multi-touch table that is equipped with an integrated PC and supports animation, video, audio, photographic data and educational games. Community members, visitors and students will be able to play an interactive, animated game on the table in which they will seek to influence the size of a fishery population based on a variety of factors.  The game is part of a new exhibit called “Think Tank” that is designed to welcome all to the table to have a conversation about the challenges one faces when managing fisheries.  Click here for full info. 

Feel good about spending!

Support Maritime Gloucester while you shop.

Amazon will donate a portion of your online purchases to Maritime Gloucester - at no extra cost to you!   Simply click the link to designate Maritime Gloucester as your AmazonSmile partner.  Once is all it takes and Maritime Gloucester will benefit from all eligible Amazon purchases.