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Watch the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, RI

May 17

Join other Museum members aboard PAM as we spend the day on the water watching this fleet of beautiful boats.

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Spring PILOTS Weekend

May 16 - 17

Museum PILOTS join together during their annual spring weekend to work alongside Mystic Seaport staff.

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Easy Astro-Photography

May 16 - 17

Learn to take the best possible photos of astronomical objects and sky phenomena using your smartphone or digital camera.

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RUM RUNNER II Lighthouse Cruise

May 13

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise in Narragansett Bay, R.I.

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Direction by Magnetic Compass

May 2

The workshop will explore the earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass, determine magnetic variation and deviation, and more.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

May 2

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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April 2015

Intermediate Celestial Navigation

April 25 - 26

This course is an excellent sequel to our Modern Celestial Navigation and Introductory Celestial Navigation classes.

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Behind the Canvas with Jane McGraw-Teubner

April 25

The pastel artist will demonstrate how she creates her magical paintings.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 18 - 19

Our 13th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Coming to America: The Story of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

April 16

Jim Carlton will discuss the many species that survived the voyages to North America and Hawaii.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

April 16

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking and try your hand at needlework.

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Pirate Days

April 14 - 15

Join us for plenty of family-fun activities during our annual pirate event.

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Summer Camp Open House

April 11

Learn about our camps and sailing programs. Free Museum admission will be given to visitors attending the Open House.

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Maritime Author Series with Walter Ansel

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The revised edition of “The Whaleboat” is the definitive source for information on this important workboat type.

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March 2015

Music of the Sea: Ballads, Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

March 28 - April 25

Sharpen your musical skills in this four-class series while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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Behind the Canvas with Steven Kennedy

March 28

A master of atmosphere and light, the Maritime Gallery artist will demonstrate how he uses rich color when he paints en plein air.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 21 - 22

During this hands-on class, participants will learn how to adjust and use sextants available on the market today.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

March 21

Using the award-winning “Saltwater Foodways” cookbook, this cooking class will focus on food eaten at sea.

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The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19

Brian Fournier will share his experiences working in the maritime industry.

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19th-Century Greeting Card Workshop

March 17 - April 7

Design, set, and print stationary on a 19th-century press.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

March 14 - April 11

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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New England Regional ALHFAM Conference

March 13 - 15

Mystic Seaport will host the New England Regional Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums Conference.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

March 12

This class combines hearth-cooking with hands-on activities.

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Maritime Author Series with Richard King

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In “The Devil’s Cormorant” the author shares the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world’s most misunderstood waterfowl.

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Philadelphia Flower Show Overnight Trip

March 2 - 3

Join our supervisor of the Museum’s gardens and other members on a bus trip to this annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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February 2015

Behind the Canvas with Robert Lagasse

February 28

The artist will demonstrate how he creates a nautical wood carving.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

February 28

This cooking class focuses on food eaten at sea.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

February 25 - April 1

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19

Jason Mancini will discuss the history of Connecticut Indians in various forms of maritime labor.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 14 - 16

Join us as we celebrate our winter reopening. All children ages 17 and under will receive free admission!

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Maritime Author Series with Llewellyn Howland III

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The author will discuss his recently published biography about yacht designer W. Starling Burgess.

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Safety at Sea Seminar

February 7

The day-long seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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January 2015

Journey Between the Oceans: The Panama Canal

January 15

Niki Sepsas will share a visual journey through the Canal.

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Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 3

Stuck in the winter doldrums? Break out in song at our annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing!

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