Maritime Museum of San Diego Education Programs We’re back! Please call for new and returning bookings.

Explore the great age of sail and steam on San Diego’s downtown waterfront. At the Maritime Museum, children relive history and learn about the science of the sea. Our ships and collections represent San Diego’s great maritime heritage and bring our award-winning educational programs to life for thousands of children each year.

We offer a variety of educational programs for K-12 school groups, Scouts, Families, and Adults. Unique to the Maritime Museum is our ability set sail and take our ships out to sea for one or multi-day adventures, or take a historic longboat rowing in the San Diego Bay for youth or adult team building programs. Our specialized instructors facilitate education programs and workshops while Museum Guided Tours are led by our trained docents.

Education Department/School Programs Contact
Susan Sirota :: Vice President
619-234-9153 ext. 136
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MMSD Education Department COVID Protocol for health and safety of our students, parents, teachers and Staff.

There are a few changes to our educational programs for the health and safety of everyone. While it is our goal to keep the educational programs running, just like your school, there are a few new COVID protocols that all participants must abide by to ensure everyone’s safety. For this reason, please review these protocols with your students and parents in advance of your program date.

  • All participants will be required to wear face masks and keep them on throughout the entire program. Students with medical conditions that are unable to wear a face mask must have a doctor’s note in order to participate and teachers will need to discuss this with the office in advance of the program. Programs that have a meal break will have additional instructions on the program to help us maintain social distances while students are eating.
  • Initial temperature checks and a brief health screening will be performed before the program. If anyone has a temperature grater than 100.4, they will not be allowed to participate and asked to go home. Anyone exhibiting the signs of COVID or Flu will not be allowed on board.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available and recommended as holding lines, handrails and other shipboard task require contact with surfaces that are unable to be sanitized after each person.
  • Participants will try to maintain a minimum of 3 feet from others for social distancing.

If there are any questions or concerns about the new protocol measures, please call the office and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Thank you for your cooperation,
MMSD Education Department