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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MG Makers: Holiday Present Making for Families

Make Nautical-Themed Presents!

Come spend the morning at Maritime Gloucester making nautical inspired presents. Ages 5 to 12 years. Cost is $5 per child members, $8 per child non-members. Parents/Guardians are required to attend. Workshop will be held in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom accessed on the walkway to the pier. Register by clicking here.

MG Makers: Holiday Present Making Workshop

Gyotaku Fish Printing for Adults

Invite a friend and spend the evening learning the Japanese craft of fish printing. We’ll have an assortment of gift items to print. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 members, $20 nonmembers. The Workshop will take place in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom accessed from the walkway to the pier. Register by clicking here.

Captains Classes

6-Pak and Master Classes offered at MG this winter

Maritime Gloucester is pleased to host these classes.  For more information or to register, please visit www.boatwise.com.

Maritime Gloucester & the Gloucester Writers Center

The Working Waterfront Writers Group


Do you have stories to tell about working on Gloucester's waterfront? The Gloucester Writers Center and Maritime Gloucester are joining together to offer a writers group for current and past waterfront workers. For more information including registration, please click here

Can you lend a hand?

Fall Call for Volunteers!

“Whew!  Summer 2014 flew by fast!  Maritime Gloucester is changing gears and is looking for volunteer help for the fall season.

Aquarium Interpreter: We are looking for volunteers to fill in as Aquarium Interpreters for the months of September and October.  daily from 9:30 to 1:30, but we could use your help if you are only free in the afternoon. We are open until 5:00 pm daily. Training is available.

Children's Storytime: We are looking for volunteers to plan and staff a weekly story time for preschoolers and their parents/guardians. The story time takes place on Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 in our Children’s Room. Books, toys and other resources are available for volunteer use. 

Grant Researcher: We would love your help to research grants opportunities to further our programming. 

For more information on these volunteer opportunities including a volunteer application, please visit http://maritimegloucester.org/support/volunteer or email mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.  

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. 

Oceans of Discovery

Annual Report 2013

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.