Maritime Museum of San Diego science programs teach children the wonders of the maritime environment.

4th and 5th Grade – Economy and Ecology of San Diego Bay

Day Program aboard Pilot


Imagine spending a day exploring the history and environment of San Diego’s unique features; the San Diego Bay! This program takes students on a voyage of discovery aboard the historic 1914 Pilot Boat. Students have the hands-on opportunity to help with the ship’s navigation, and perform water quality experiments while exploring the bay. Students will come home with a greater understanding of the bay’s economic history and the vital role its resources play in our city’s economy while learning about past and present bay resource management issues.

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Class Size: Minimum of 26, Maximum of 40

Cost: $28 per student, $20 per chaperone.

4th to 6th Grade – Elementary Physics and the Mechanics of Seafaring

Day Program


Explore the concepts of motion, force, work, energy and the use of simple and complex machines in their real application aboard the Star of India.

This inventive workshop provides students with hands on activities demonstrating basic concepts in Physics. Specially created lesson plans are designed to complement each of the ‘Mechanics of Seafaring’ exhibit modules aboard the Star of India.

Time: 2 hours Monday-Friday.
Class Size: Minimum of 26, Maximum of 40

Cost: $28 per student, $20 per chaperone.

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