June 26, 2011

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

"The Center celebrates Gloucester's historic relationship with the sea. Here you can watch a boatbuilder shape a traditional wooden dory, handle seastars and sea urchins in our touch tanks, sound a vintage foghorn, learn about life aboard a schooner 100 years ago, and watch underwater footage of the fabulous creatures that inhabit the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary just three miles offshore."

Open Lab Hours
July-August, Thursdays, 1-3pm
For families with children 6+. Please join us for an afternoon of investigation in our video microscope lab. The program will include a lesson on marine plankton, a chance to collect specimens and a guided lab using the GMHC's video microscopes. No scientific experience is necessary to enjoy this one of a kind opportunity to learn along with your children! This program is free for up to 3 family members with admission.

Creature of the Week
July-August, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30
Each week we will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the Sea Pocket Aquarium. This creature will be the focus of a one hour program for PreK and early elementary students (3-4 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Students will participate in hands on explorations, craft activities, stories and games that introduce all the fun features that make the creature unique. This program is free with admission.

Ship Physics
Weekly Dates in July and August TBA
For students 8+. Explore the physics of shipbuilding and sail in GMHC's exhibit, "Fitting Out." Through hands-on experiments and interactive lessons, visitors will learn about the technology that drove Gloucester's Age of Sail. This program is free with admission.

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