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Pirate Days

Avast, me hearties!  Plenty of family-fun activities await children of all ages during our annual pirate event.  Decipher clues on the pirate treasure map to find concealed pirates and the hidden treasure chest; create your own pirate souvenir to take home (best for ages 4-10); dig for treasure at Australia Beach; and try your skill at walk the plank, pin the patch on the pirate, and other pirate games at our Playscape area.

Watch a special planetarium show and learn how pirates of old navigated the high seas (programs hosted daily at 12 noon and 3 p.m.). Tickets are $2.50 per person (member: $2.25).

New this year: We invite all of our pirate visitors to dress up and participate in a pirate parade! Special pirate photo ops and plenty of high-spirited activities will be hosted throughout the day, including a mock pirate trial and a pirate sing-along.

Just for Members

A special members-only sail on the pirate ship Argia will be hosted daily at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the Museum’s Boat Shed between 12-3 p.m. Limited space allows for 40 passengers; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.