Field trips at the Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum’s beautiful 3-acre campus recreates a 19th century coastal village, with several historic buildings including a fully furnished sea captain’s home. Two spaces are dedicated to hands-on activities (featuring 19th century life and the fishing industry), and all exhibits have child-friendly elements.

Outdoors are a large scale model of a ship’s mast, an authentic capstan and a ship’s wheel. Raise and lower sails, haul up the anchor and steer the ship while learning what it was like to sail aboard one of Maine’s large wooden vessels.

Explore superb collections of marine art, historic boats, scrimshaw, ship models, 19th century Asian export items, and an extensive exhibit of the history and industries of the Penobscot Bay area.

Standard field trip: Self-guided exploration of museum buildings

Required ratio for all programs: 1 teacher/chaperone per 8 students

Admission Fee: $1/participant
1 teacher/chaperone per 8 students and one-on-one aids are free

Available only during regular museum hours*

*During scheduled programs and events and outside regular museum hours, child groups must pay the $5 group fee and schedule at least 2 weeks in advance, subject to availability

PMM Staff-led activity

$5/participant, $50 minimum, includes 45 minutes to 1 hour of staff-led activities and self-guided exploration of museum buildings

Contact PMM for more information about available programs.


Jeana Ganskop, Eudcation Director, 207-548-2529 or