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Book a Field Trip

To inquire about scheduling a field trip, please complete this form and send to amadeira@maritimegloucester.org.

Group size

Our programs can accommodate group sizes up to 75 students on-shore or 30 students aboard the Schooner Ardelle. For groups over 75 students, we are happy to collaborate with other local museums and attractions to provide joint programming.


Field trip programming is available to school groups, homeschool, afterschool, and enrichment programs during weekday hours from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Program Pricing

All programs include free admission to our galleries and exhibits. There is no charge for chaperones or tour leaders.

Shore based programs: (Fee ranges apply to size of group and type of activities.  Minimum trip fees noted below)

A single 50-min program: $8-$12 per student based on program choice (minimum fee $145) max group size = 25

Two 50-min programs:   $10-$14 per student based on program choice (minimum fee $185) max group size = 50

Three 50-min programs: $12-$16 per student based on program choice (minimum fee $225) max group size = 75

For groups larger than 75, we may be able to split into groups of 20 and cycling through 4 or 5 learning stations

Boat Based Programs:

2-hour cruise $600 for groups up to 25 students with multiple learning stations programs.

Combination Programs:  We can develop a trip combining on-shore activities with schooner based activities. 

For very large groups (75+ students), boat & multiple shore based programs can be combined to cycle all students through all activities.  Describe your requirements and we can create a custom quote. 


“Maritime Gloucester offered hands-on programming for all five of my groups with youth ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade. It was a wonderful opportunity for Malden, Medford and Everett youth to get up close and personal with crabs, sea stars, plankton, squid and fish of all kinds. Our younger groups enjoyed the hands-on experience of the touch tanks, while the older groups were pleasantly surprised with the Squid dissection! All of our groups enjoyed lunch out on the docks watching the fishing boats head out to sea. Maritime’s educators are great to work with, as they adapted to our needs, and delivered wonderful experiences for our campers, including accommodating large groups by rotating them through stations before and after lunch. This is definitely a trip that is worth experiencing and we will send youth there again.”

Darryl Bullock School Age Site Coordinator, Malden YMCA