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Activities for Kids

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Activities in the Galleries

From videos to games, throughout the galleries are interactive activities to engage the imagination while providing educational opportunities for kids of all ages. What is it like inside a life raft? How does a steam engine work? And just how heavy are those cannonballs? Learn all this and more as you visit our galleries.

Activity Ship

Built in 2013, the activity ship located in the Main Lobby of The Mariners’ Museum offers children the opportunity to explore what life was like aboard a ship on the high seas! 

Explorers Theater

Located off the main lobby, the NEW Explorer’s Theater provides an intimate theater experience with state-of-the-art audio and a 3D screen to make movies come to life as you’ve never seen them before!
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Self-Guided Experiences

Scavenger Hunts in the galleries of The Mariners’ Museum are a fun way for families to explore the Museum while leaning new facts about our maritime past. Scavenger Hunts are available at the front desk and are free with Museum admission.

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The Mary-Nerr

Located by the Business Entrance to The Mariners’ Museum, the Mary-Nerr is an outdoor playship which allows children to play and climb. Picnic tables are situated throughout this area to allow parents to relax and watch their kids play, or to have lunch.

Boating on The Mariners’ Lake

Boat rentals are available on The Mariners’ Lake every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from April 12 – July 27. 14′ John boats, canoes and paddle boats can be rented from the Boat Dock beside the main entrance to The Mariners’ Museum.


The Park & Trail

The five-mile Noland Trail stretches throughout The Mariners’ 550 acre park. Privately maintained by the Museum, it is open to the public year-round, weather permitting.
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