• Jan09
    Merry-Time Gloucester!

    Friday, January 9, 2015, 10:30 am through Friday, April 17, 2015

    Registration : Members are free, non-members drop in fee of $5.00. Attend 8 weeks and earn a discounted 2015 Family Membership with our punch card.

    Audience: Preschoolers and their parents/guardians

    A fun and engaging hour for preschoolers! Enjoy a variety of storytelling, crafts and music with a Maritime theme! Each week will be led by either,  Kitt Cox, early childhood educator and musician, or Claudette Chmura, who will share her love of the sea through story and crafts. Friday mornings at 10:30 to 12noon in the 2nd floor Children's Room. For pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents or guardians. 

     
  • Jan16
    Fishtales at Maritime Gloucester: Heroines & Heroes

    Friday, January 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Registration : Donations accepted at the door.

    Audience: adults

    Maritime Gloucester is hosting Gloucester Writers Center's Fishtales, a evening of storytelling—Gloucester's version of NPR's Moth Radio Hour. Heroism & Heroes is January's theme. Donations at the door. Event takes place in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester.

     
  • Feb17
    Shipwreck Detectives (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: PreK - 1st Grade, Parents/guardians required.

    Our marine science classroom has become the site of a mysterious shipwreck: what can you learn from its artifacts?  Children will become marine detectives as they search for clues and explore our giant shipwreck mat.  What can they discover about the ship and its passengers?  A variety of fun activities will be offered as we learn about marine exploration and shipwrecks in New England.  We'll fish for facts and learn about boats in Gloucester Harbor through a fun story.              

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom 

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  • Feb17
    Shipwrecks and Maritime Archeology (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    Become a maritime archeologist and search for clues as we explore our giant shipwreck mat!  As you examine each paper artifact, what can you learn about the ship and its passengers?  Where did the ship come from?  When did it sink?  Through a variety of fun activities, we'll learn about the famous shipwrecks of New England and the tools and techniques for exploring these undersea sites. Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch Ghosts of the Abyss, a documentary about the wreck of the Titanic. 

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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  • Feb18
    Frozen Crystals: Exploring Ice and Snow (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Does this time of year have you thinking of ice and snow?  Explore the science of all things frozen!  Make your own saltwater paintings and watch shimmering crystal patterns appear.  Turn an ordinary sock into a toy seal, walrus, or beluga whale. We'll learn about coldwater creatures, Arctic and Antarctic exploration, and snowy habitats!  

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom                                         

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  • Feb18
    Polar Explorers and Icy Experiments (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    What did explorers find on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions?  What kinds of creatures have adapted to freezing temperatures? Students will learn all about ice through a variety of icy experiments, challenges, and projects.  Using a variety of ice shapes, build an ice tower as high as you can.  Paint a snowy scene with saltwater and watch crystals appear.  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas, a nature documentary about polar sea creatures.   

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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  • Feb19
    Submarines and Sea Creatures (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Imagine you're exploring the deep sea in a submarine.  What strange sights and sea creatures do you see?  Children will create their own paper portholes, submarine windows to underwater scenes.  We'll touch and hold live sea creatures from Gloucester Harbor and then create our own deep sea animals for the portholes.   Through a story about Jacques Cousteau, we'll learn how scuba divers explore the ocean.

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom     

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  • Feb19
    Mapping the Deep (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    The deep sea is no easy place to explore.  What strange creatures lurk in the depths?  How can we learn about the shape of the seafloor?  Through fun activities, we'll learn all about the various ways to explore the ocean floor.  We'll build a deep sea model in a box, complete with creatures and shipwrecks.  Afterwards, we'll measure ocean depth and surprising seafloor features without even looking in the box!  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: The Deep, a nature documentary about deep sea animals.   

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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