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“Great for kids and adults”

Maritime Gloucester
Ranked #23 of 57 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with facilities located on Gloucester's historic harbor. You can get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area's rich maritime heritage, meet ocean creatures, talk to a schooner captain, and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! A calendar of programs, schooner sails, and family-friendly weekly events, including Labor Day's Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester - Oceans of Discovery Open daily in the summer from 10:00 - 6:00 pm. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Maritime Gloucester's Harriet Webster Pier is currently closed to the public as a result of a major harbor clean up effort in Gloucester Harbor. For the remainder of the 2016 season, admission to Maritime Gloucester is free of charge with interactive exhibits open in the Gorton's Gallery, the Children's Room, and the Dive Locker. We have fascinating sea animals in tanks in the WetLab -- including our BLUE lobster! Shop Maritime is fully stocked with tshirts, hats, unique gifts and a large selection of maritime-themed books for the whole family. On Sept. 3rd, plan on a visit to Maritime Gloucester's Maritime Heritage Day when we'll be unveiling a new schooner exhibit to celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 November 2011

This place was pretty cool. They had a touch pond and all kind of neat interactive displays. We really enjoyed it and wish we had more time to look around. A great place for kids to go and yet plenty of stuff to keep adults entertained as well.

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Reviewed 1 November 2011

The museum is really cute with lots of touch tanks and interactions for the kids. Only down side is you really only need an hour at most to see everything. Cute to stop in and see if you're in the area but not worth a long drive to get to.

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Reviewed 16 June 2011

It's a small museum, but packs in plenty to entertain the children. There are tanks outside with lobster, star fish, crabs, and others that you're able to touch. There is a dock outside with fishing schooners and workers that are willing to talk to the kids. There are videos, demonstrations, and even a little building center for the little ones. A nice way to spend a couple hours while educating.

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