School Vacation Means Fun and Learning Time
Building on the success of its popular Downeaster Days summer program, Penobscot Marine Museum is offering a school vacation program during the February break for children in grades K-5. Parents may register children for Liberty! Winter for a single day or for the entire four-day session, February 22-25.
“Liberty! Winter keeps children excited about learning, and it enables parents to maintain their regular working schedule during school break,” said Susan Henkel, an educator at the museum. “Each day of the program has a special focus.”
Tuesday, Feb. 22, will focus on Presidents Day and the Maine connections of Washington and Lincoln. Wednesday, Feb. 23, is Rock and Shell Day, including art and cooking projects; on Thursday, Feb. 24, children will learn about sailors, ships and the sea; and on Friday, Feb. 25, campers will work on photography projects using both traditional and digital technologies.
Located on US Rte. 1 in Searsport, ME, between Camden, Bangor, and Mt. Desert Island, Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, small craft, ship models and historic photography. Its campus – including four ship captains’ homes, two boat houses, a town hall, a carriage house and other buildings – recreates a bustling coastal village during the Age of Sail. Exhibits are currently closed for the season, but special activities and presentations are scheduled year-round.