2015 Summer Programs

Sail a schooner, build a robot, create ocean art. Register today!


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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Save the Date!

Evening in White on Sunday, July 26th

Start making your plans and join us again for this popular event on our Harriet Webster Pier. 

Watch here for details.

Scholarships Available

Gloucester Schooner Festival Offers Scholarships

With the help of a very generous grant from the Gerondelis Foundation in memory and honor of Barbara “Sis” Smith, the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee has set up a scholarship fund to support at least two young, sea-minded members of the Cape Ann community with a scholarship of up to $500 towards one of the following summer education programs. These programs include (1) Gloucester Museum School/Project Adventure; (2) Coastal Explorers/Maritime Gloucester; (3) Lowell Boat Shop Camp; (4) Fame Summer Camp; (5) Hurricane Island/Thompson Island Outward Bound or (6) a recognized sail training program (e.g., ASTA approved program.) 

Eligible students will fall within the ages of 12 to 19 and be a resident of the towns of Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester, Essex, or Ipswich. By presenting this scholarship, Gloucester Schooner Festival is hoping to support advancement in maritime education and participation among Cape Ann youth.

Send an email to info@maritimegloucester.org and we will forward to you an application. Preference is given to those with financial need.

Students must fill out their own application and we must receive the application by June 25, 2015  in order to be eligible. Scholarship decisions will be made by July 1, 2015. 


Maritime Gloucester is now open!

Maritime Gloucester is now open daily, 10am - 6pm, for the 2015 season.  Discover the science and history of Gloucester Harbor as you explore the aquarium, galleries, and schooners!

Check out our rare colorful lobsters, thanks to Mortillaro's Lobster Company.


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: SOLD OUT Marine ROV (entering grades 6-9) 

July 20 - July 24: SOLD OUT - Sailing and Science  (ages 8-11)

July 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) 

Preparing Our Next Generation

2014 Annual Report

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