Seafarin' Saturday is a chance for children and parents to participate in nautical activities and experience adventures of distant shores. From making pirate battle rattles to sailor valentines, children are sure to dive into fun! Seafarin' Saturdays are perfect for youth groups such as scouts. Seafarin' Saturdays are held every Saturday inside the Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is free with admission.
Join us for the commissioning of the USS Somerset (LPD-25). Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. on Penn's Landing. The USS Somerset is a San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock. The USS Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93 honoring their collective sacrifice and courage on September 11, 2001.
Snap, Crackle, Jump!
Watch cereal come to life! Experiment with static electricity using different types of cereal and creating friction, causing cereal to jump before your eyes.
Tornadoes, Explosions, Disasters, OH MY!
Explore our Disasters on the Delaware exhitbit by experimenting with different types of disasters! Create your own tornado in a bottle and explosion in a can!
Explore the trials difficulties in cleaing up an oil spill an oil spill. Experimenting with different materials to find out which one works the best to pick up oil from the water's surface.
Disasters Scavanger Hunt
Explore the museum and our two historic ships by learning how to avoid or escape maritime disasters through this exciting and challenging scavenger hunt.
Are you an explorer? Create your own Viking helmet! Stop by Independence Seaport Museum to become well dressed as you explore our exhibits.
Viking Myths and Stories
Learn about Vinking culture, the characters and stories of Norse mythology and the world they live in, "Yggdrasil."
Play as the Vikings did and test your game skills in Kubb, a lawn game that is believed to date back to the age of Vikings!
Create your own star projector and discover the constelltions the Vikings used to guide their way at sea.
Come and find our booth at the Philadelphia Science Festival, located on the Ben Franklin Parkway! Visit www.philasciencefestival.org.