Virtual Programs

Visit Mystic Seaport without leaving your classroom!

Using straightforward video conferencing technology and state-of-the-art equipment in our production studio at Mystic Seaport, a Museum educator will showcase artifacts in our collection and discuss what it means to be a curator. The program oƒffers a glimpse of “behind-the-scenes” activities of our curators as they catalog and care for the Museum’s more than one million artifacts.

NEW! Virtual Programs

Scrimshaw– the Sailor’s Art: Hands-On Program

Encourage your students to get their hands dirty in this virtual art class! Learn about the unique sailor’s art of scrimshaw in this interactive program. A Museum Educator will showcase scrimshaw from our collection, and then students will be able to create their own piece of scrimshaw right in the classroom. Materials provided in advance by Mystic Seaport.

History Detectives: Primary Source Inquiry

For those who would like to do one of our primary source workshops but can’t make it to the Museum, this year we are offering a new virtual primary source workshop! Broadcast live from our Museum Studios into your classroom, a Museum Educator will guide students through the analysis of primary source documents and artifacts to help develop their historical thinking skills. Themes include Whaling and Life in A Seaport Town.

 From Corsets to Coopers: Primary Sources from 19th-Century Whaling

This program features artifacts and documents that illustrate the 19th-century whaling industry, including historic video clips of the last remaining wooden whaling vessel in the world, the Charles W. Morgan.

Sailor’s Sea Chest

In this virtual version of one of our most beloved school outreach programs, students will explore the items that a sailor would have packed for a long journey at sea. Your students will analyze each of the objects with a Museum Educator and learn about the adventures onboard 19th-century vessels.

Grades: 4-12
Offered: Year-round
Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $200 for all programs except the Scrimshaw program; additional programs on the same day are an additional $100 per program. Maximum of three programs per day.

Cost for the Scrimshaw program is $200 plus $5 per student for the materials fee. Please note that this program must be booked at least three weeks in advance in order to ship materials.

Preparing For Your Virtual Program with Mystic Seaport

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