Seafarin Saturday

Nautical activities and adventures of distant shores for the whole family! From making pirate battle rattles to sailor valentines, children are sure to dive into fun. Seafarin' Saturdays are held every Saturday inside the Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All activities are free with admission. 

Seafarin' Saturday Schedule       


October 21 
Pirate Swords: Come aboard and make a private pirate sword. Learn about how real pirates lived and what they might need to survive the dangerous seas. 

October 28 
Sea Monster: Learn about myths and legends of sea monsters and how they ended up on old maps. Take home your very own scary sea monster, just in time for Halloween.


November 4 
Sailor Luck Charms: Learn about the superstitions of sailors and a certain lucky charm they kept with them at sea. 

November 18 
Foil Fish: What types of fish live in the Delaware River? Explore Philadelphia's fish species and choose one to create. 

November 25 
Wampum Belts: Create your own wampum belt. Learn who used them and what they were for. 


December 2 
Penny Pendants: In remembrance of Pearl Harbor, come to the Museum and create a penny pendant to honor the men and women who were lost on December 7, 1941. 

December 16
Sailor Tattoos: Learn about the meanings behind sailor tattoos and go home with a tattoo of your own creation. 

December 23 
Cork Boat Ornaments: Why do boats float? Learn about buoyancy as you make your own boat ornament out of corks.  

December 30 
Stamped Puckerfish Activity: Learn all about the puckerfish (also known as the puffer fish) and create a fun piece of puckerfish art.