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  


April 22
Oil Spill: On Earth Day, learn about the ecological impact of oil spills. Create your own boom chain and learn how to clean up an oil spill. 


May 6
Pirate Swords: Who were the real pirates of Philadelphia? Explore their histories while you make your own pirate sword. 

May 13
Clothespin Puppet: Learn about underwater life in the Delaware and choose a species to make into a clothespin puppet. 

May 20  
Sea Monsters: Do you think there are sea monsters deep in the ocean? Explore sea monster myths and learn why they ended up on sailor's maps as you create your own sea monster to take home

May 27  
Penny Pendants: Celebrate Memorial Day by decorating a pendant in honor of veterans and our fallen soldiers. 


June 3  
Foil Fish: What types of fish live in the Delaware River? Explore Philadelphia's fish species and choose one to create. 

June 10  
Map Making: Have you ever wondered how sailors and explorers found their way before GPS? Learn how to navigate the old-fashioned way by drawing your own map. 

June 17 
Stamped Pucker Fish Activity: Learn all about the species of puffer fish and create a piece of puffer fish art. 

June 24
Ocean Zones: What mysteries lie beneath the sea? Discover ocean zones and the different species that live in them by making your own ocean in a bottle.