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               


July 14
Sailor Diary:
 Create your own personal sailor diary and get a glimpse into life at sea for sailors. 

July 21
Sea Dragons:
 What did sailors think of sea monsters? Learn about these mythical creatures and create your own sea dragon.  

July 28
A Sailor's Good Luck Charm:
 What were some of the superstitions sailors believed in while at sea? Find out, and create your own lucky charm.  


August 4
Jellyfish Suncatcher:
 Learn more about jellyfishes and their role in the ocean by creating your own jellyfish suncatcher. Take it home and be surprised by what color it creates. 

August 11
Big Fish, Little Fish:
 Lean more about the American shad and the impact people have on them. You'll even be able to create your own clothespin fin.  

August 18
Early Explorers:
 Dive into the history and learn more about early explorers in the Philadelphia region.

August 25
Moving Catfish:
 Learn more about catfish, a species of fish in our Delaware River. You'll even take away your own movable fish art. 


September 1
From the Porthole of the Submarine:
 What do you think lies beneath the sea? Dive underwater and create your own porthole peering into the ocean deep. 

September 8
Morse Code:
 Did you know Morse Code is important for ships to communicate? Learn about the importance of Morse Code and its role it played on ships. 

September 15
Shell Fossil:
 Ever wonder what fossils can tell us about ancient sea life? Find out while making your own prehistoric fossils. 

September 22
Ocean Zones:
 Learn about the layers of the ocean and how light impacts life under the surface. Create your own ocean in a bottle. 

September 29
Oil Slick Fish:
Ever wonder about the different species of fish we have in the Delaware River? Learn all about fish and create your own fish art.