Museum/Program/Site Activities: Kid/Family Friendly Activities

Riverkeeper, Inc.

Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.  Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River. The Hudson River and the NYC Watershed are healthy ecosystems teeming with life.…

Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. In addition to organizing the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series, Tall Ships America manages scholarship programs to make sail training experiences more affordable for young people, grant programs to assist crew…

Custom House Maritime Museum & New London Maritime Society

The mission of the New London Maritime Society (NLMS) is to protect and preserve New London’s U.S. Custom House, three area lighthouses, and Long Island Sound, and to promote,  interpret, and celebrate the rich maritime life & history of the port of New London and the surrounding region through museum exhibitions, educational programs, and preservation initiatives. Telling…

PortSide NewYork & Mary A. Whalen

PortSide New York brings the community ashore and community afloat together at its home on the tanker Mary A. Whalen on Pier 11, Atlantic Basin next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The organization is a maritime center that combines the working waterfront, public access and community development, and displays a new…

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Ode to 18th & 19th century vessels in an 1819 home with a parlor garden and an event space.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S., that depicts the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.

Whaler’s Cabin

The Whalers Cabin near Carmel, California, is a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in what is now Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, four miles south of Carmel.

Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The mission of the Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is to preserve the history, celebrate the present and encourage the future for the Watermen of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Viking Ship

The purpose of “Friends of the Viking Ship, N.F.P.” (FOVS) is: to facilitate the preservation of the 1893 Viking Ship as an important artifact from the Columbian Exposition, and to advocate its public display in a permanent museum setting with adequate security and climate control.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Naval history is on display at this spacious museum complete with tours of a preserved WWII sub.

USS Pampanito

USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier.

USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet Museum is a museum ship in Alameda, California, US. It is composed of the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier, exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet propulsion period.

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument – USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona (BB-39) during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of O ahu led to the United States’ direct involvement in World War II.

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II – S.S. Lane Victory

The S.S. Lane Victory is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (USMMVWWII); a nationwide, tax-exempt, non-profit historical and educational institution.