Educators’ Weekend

Sit in on a school lesson with our teacher, Mr. Avery.Our 12th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers, afterschool professionals, and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID). This is a special opportunity for educators to explore the Museum, learn more about our educational programs, and find connections that link their classroom with ours. Education Department staff will be on hand to discuss program offerings and answer questions.

“Education is a core value of the Museum,” said Susan Funk, executive vice president of Mystic Seaport. “We appreciate the work educators do every day. This is our way of saying thanks.”

View the 2014 Educators’ Weekend Agenda

9:00 – 4:00 Registration, Visitor Reception Center

9:00-4:00 Education Information Center: Pick up your free Planetarium tickets and information about education programs, Galley Restaurant (side room)

10:00 – 11:00 Print Shop hands-on activity and information about our Hands-on-History program, Print Shop #26

10:45-11:30 NEW: Roleplayer! Come meet a whaler from the Morgan and hear about our in-school roleplayer programs, Seamen’s Friend Society #36

11:00-11:30 Planetarium show and information about Planetarium school programs, Treworgy Planetarium #44

11:30-12:30 Tour of Charles W. Morgan with information about our Whaling tour, Charles W. Morgan #33

12:30-1:30 Behind the Scenes of Overnight Programs (drop in anytime during this hour), Joseph Conrad #18

1:00-1:30 Planetarium show and information about Planetarium school programs, Treworgy Planetarium #44

1:30-2:30 NEW: Primary Source Workshops! Let us help you meet the Common Core! (Ages 8 and up.) Meet at playscape boats #53 (staff will escort to building location)

2:00-3:00 Phases of the Moon In-School Program
Howell Classroom, underneath the Treworgy Planetarium #44

3:00-3:30 Cooperage hands-on activity and information about 19th Century Trades in-school program, Cooperage #29

3:00-4:00 NEW: Website for teachers and virtual programs!
 Howell Classroom, underneath the Treworgy Planetarium #44

4:00 – 4:30 Planetarium show and information about Planetarium school programs, Treworgy Planetarium #44

4:00-5:00 Rope-making hands-on activity and information about our Life in a Seaport Town tour, Clamshack #21 (Ropewalk #19 if rain)


Education Programs at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is an experiential education facility where students participate in hands-on history and science in a vibrant setting. Founded in 1929, our 19-acre Museum includes a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels and small boats, exhibit galleries, a Planetarium, and one of the world’s largest collections of maritime artifacts.

We offer unparalleled opportunities for students to climb aboard historic vessels, interact with costumed roleplayers from 1876, learn about the stars in the sky, explore coastal life and trades, and even take a cruise aboard one of our National Historic Landmark vessels, the steamboat Sabino.

Educators can choose from a variety of educational programming, including self-guided exploration, guided tours with hands-on activities, planetarium shows, roleplayer and chantey programs, steamboat Sabino and horse-drawn carriage rides, overnight programs, in-school and virtual programs, and primary source workshops.

We have worked with educators and students for more than 60 years to provide an exceptional experience tailored to the needs of their curriculum. Our educational programs emphasize authentic, hands-on, relevant learning in which students are active and collaborative participants in their education.