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Seabirds, fish, and jellies!

April Vacation programs

Sign up today for our April vacation programs!  Learn all about the sea creatures from Gloucester and beyond as you create ocean-themed art projects.  Our popular February vacation programs sold out completely this year, so be sure to register today.

April 21 - For the Birds - 10am - 11:30 am (PreK - 1st Grade)

April 22 - Science Explorations through Art - SOLD OUT - 9am - 3pm (Ages 5 - 10) 

April 22 - Something Fishy - 10am - 11:30am (PreK - 1st Grade)

April 23 - Science Explorations through Art - SOLD OUT - 9am - 3pm (Ages 5 - 10)

April 23 - Jiggly Jellies - 10am - 11:30am (PreK - 1st Grade)     

Program Update

MG Talks Series: Ocean Exploration

Thank you, Three Lantern Marine & Fishing, MG Talks Corporate Sponsor.

Ocean Exploration Series

Thursday, April 16 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 off the US Atlantic coast. Register here.

Thursday, April 23 Rockford Weitz, Institute for Global Maritime Studies on the front line policies and issues affecting Arctic Exploration. Register here.

MG Talks begin at 7:00 pm and are held in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery, 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA 01930. Events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Space is limited. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Author Presentation & Book Signing

Deborah Cramer on The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

On Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 pm, Maritime Gloucester is excited to welcome back local author, Deborah Cramer to discuss her new book, The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey.  

Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. 

Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signature. All proceeds will benefit Maritime Gloucester. We expect this event to be widely popular. Registration for this event is required and can be completed here.


2015 Summer Programs

It's never too soon to register for our upcoming summer programs! Sail a schooner, build a boat, construct a robot, or intern in our Aquarium.  Click the links below for full information on each program.  Space is limited, sign up today!  

June 29 - July 3: Build a Boat (students entering grades 6-9)

July 6 - July 10: Coastal Explorers - Voyagers (ages 12-14)

July 13 - July 17: Marine ROV (students entering grades 6-9) 

July 20 - July 24: Coastal Explorers - Sailing and Science (ages 8-11)

Jul 27 - July 31: Ocean Zones with Art Haven (ages 6-10)

August 3 - August 7: Coastal Explorers - Seafarers (ages 14-17)  

August 10 - August 14: Creature Features with Art Haven (ages 6-10) 

June - August: High School Marine Science Internships

May - October: College Marine Science Internships 

Traditional & Irish Music

An Afternoon Concert with Noctambule

Maritime Gloucester welcomes back Noctambule on May 17th at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of original, traditional and Irish music. Come and listen to Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play an array of string instruments--mandolin, mandola, guitar--accompanied by their beautiful sung harmonies. This show is not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased here.

Sharpen Your Pencils!

Working Waterfront Writers Group-Session III

The third session of the Working Waterfront Writers Group kicks off on May 5 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 May 5 – June 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

For more information, please click here

Workshop will meet either in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom or in the Gorton's Gallery through the main entrance to Maritime Gloucester.

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

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.