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
What Floats Your Boat: Learn how boats float and see if you can build one to hold as many weights as possible.
Moving Fish: The Delaware River is alive with all sorts of creatures and animals. Learn about the Channel catfish by creating your own moving fish.
Sailor Diaries: Keep track of all your tales of adventures at sea in your very own handmade diary.
Sailor Lucky Charms: Learn about the superstitions of sailors and the lucky charms they keep with them while at sea.
Squid Fun Catcher: It's finally spring! Welcome the sunshine back with fun sea creature suncatchers.
Telescope: Learn how to navigate the stars and sea by making your own telescope.
Sailor Tattoos: Create your own tattoo to wear home while exploring the history and importance of tattoos to sailors.
Flying Fish: Learn about invasive species while you make your own fish windsock.
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.
Pirate Swords: Who were the real pirates of Philadelphia? Explore their histories while you make your own pirate sword.
Clothespin Puppet: Learn about underwater life in the Delaware and choose a species to make into a clothespin puppet.
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.
Penny Pendants: Celebrate Memorial Day by decorating a pendant in honor of veterans and our fallen soldiers.
Foil Fish: What types of fish live in the Delaware River? Explore Philadelphia's fish species and choose one to create.
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.
Stamped Pucker Fish Activity: Learn all about the species of puffer fish and create a piece of puffer fish art.
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.