Events

Lectures, Workshops, Events

For more information or to register for any of these programs, contact Jeana Ganskop, Education Director, at 207-548-2529 ext. 213 or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Children’s Explorer Camp

October 8th
9am-4pm
Ages 5-10
$40/$30 member

When school is out for Columbus Day, what are the kids going to do? Drop them off at the Penobscot Marine Museum’s day camp all about fish! Through crafts, games, songs, and special exhibit visits, we will explore the fish and other animals living off the Maine Coast. Bring a bag lunch. 

Questions? Ready to register? 
Call 207-548-2529 or email jganskop@pmm-maine.org

Kids at Sea/on Land in the 19th Century Camp [Martin Luther King Day]

PMM’s Peapod Church St.Searsport,

January 21, 9am-4pm
Ages 5-10, $40/$30 for PMM members

What was life like for the children living in maritime communities in the late 1800s? During this camp, children will discover daily life long ago along Penobscot Bay and on board ships at sea through games, crafts, songs, and (fun) chores.

Registration deadline is January 11th.

Fish Stories & Tall Tales Children’s Camp [Presidents Week]

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

February 18-22, 9am-4pm
Ages 5-10, $195/$160 for PMM members

From Paul Bunyan to Dad’s story about the giant fish that gets bigger with each retelling, Coastal Maine is rich with fish stories and tall tales. During this collaboration between the Penobscot Marine Museum and Neighborhood Arts, participants will start each day at the Museum enjoying stories, crafts, games, and music relating to tall tales. In the afternoon, the participants will cross the street to create their own performance inspired by fish stories and tall tales. On Friday at 4pm, families and the public are invited to attend the performance at Neighborhood Arts. Registration deadline is February 8th.

Does it Float? Children’s Camp

Penobscot Marine Museum 2 Church StreetSearsport,

March 15th, 9am-4pm
Ages 5-10, $40/$30 for PMM members

Participants mix science with arts and crafts and even a little history as they explore the basics of buoyancy. Starting with paper boats, participants will use their creativity to design their own model boats out of a variety of materials. Camp will also include stories, games, and opportunities to float the creations in a basin. Registration deadline is March 8th.

Junior Adventurers: Knots

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Wednesday, June 19
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission.

Find out more about how sailors use knots and how we use knots in our daily lives. Starting with a reading of Look! I Can Tie My Shoes, participants will try out different sailors’ knots, make their own knot jewelry, and go on a scavenger hunt looking for knots around the Museum.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

Junior Adventurers: Fish

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Wednesday, June 26
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Enjoy a story time reading of The Rainbow Fish. Additional activities will include visiting the Gone Fishing exhibit, making a fish craft, and more.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

Junior Adventurers: Lighthouses

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Wednesday, July 3
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

After a reading of Abbie Against the Storm, participants will take a special tour of the Ship Captain’s house, make a lighthouse craft, and conduct a lighthouse experiment.

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

Reading and Book Signing

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Cancelled
Saturday, July 6, 11am
Free with Museum admission.

Discover the fascinating true story of Abbie Burgess who, in 1856, single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.  Authors Connie and Peter Roop will read from their book, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, followed by a book signing.

Junior Adventurers: Life in Maine

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Wednesday, July 10
11am and lasts half an hour to one hour
Included with Museum admission

Discover the animals and daily tasks that made up life in Maine through a reading of Robert McCloskey’s One Morning in Maine, visiting the boat barns, and more!

Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

Children’s Explorer Camp (Ages 5-8)

PMM Visitors Center 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th
9am-4pm
$195 per camper or $160 for PMM members
Registration deadline is July 8th