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Welcome.We offer a variety of dockside and sailing programs at the Maritime Museum for Scouting and other youth organizations. While some of our programs may be designed for specific scouting requirements, all programs can be tailored to your schedule and age group. Please scroll through the list of programs below and if you would like further information on these programs, please contact the Education office.
Designed for smaller classes, private organizations including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Cub Scouts. The Adventure Tour offers a variety of hands-on activities at our Museum. This program can be tailored to your schedule and age group, so you have some options with the activities.
The program includes:
- Guided tour by our Education staff of the Star of India (World’s oldest active tall-ship) with a sail raising activity
- Rowing lesson and rowing out on San Diego Bay aboard one of our longboats
- Black powder gun or cannon demonstration on the Museum barge
- 45 minute tour around San Diego Bay on the historic 1914 Pilot Boat
Self guided tour of the Museum’s other ships and submarines including the HMS Surprise (featured in Master and Commander and Pirates of the Caribbean 4) as well as the USS Dolphin (deepest diving submarine)
The total cost of the program with all activities is a scout, an adult. Scout leader/organizer would be free. If you wanted to forgo either the rowing or the live-fire demonstration, then the cost would be per scout, adult. This program is from 3.5-5 hours long, depending on the number of activities. Program can begin anytime between 9am and 3pm. All ages are welcome, the minimum/maximum number of participants to book a program is 5/75.
Adventure Tour Overnight Option:
This program can be followed up with a Sleepover aboard one of our Tall Ships. Participants will continue the program with more activities, have dinner and breakfast, and sleep aboard either the Star of India, HMS Surprise, or Californian (Ship dependent on availability). There are no age restrictions to this program, siblings are welcome as well. The minimum/maximum number of participants to book an overnight option is 15/50. Explorer Tour and Sleepover: /Scout /Adult.
Ahoy Brownies and Cub Scouts! “Introduction to Sailing Ships”
This two hour program introduces Brownies and Cub Scouts to the salty world of sailing ships! They will explore the 1863 barque Star of India through a scavenger hunt, and learn the parts of a ship through a coloring activity in this fun-filled and educational workshop. In addition, our instructors will teach the scouts shipboard directions and spin them a yarn before they jump ship! Scouts will earn a special participation patch at the end of this workshop. For more hands-on activities, please see our Adventure Tour.
The total cost of the program is $15 a Scout and $8 an adult. Scout leader/organizer would be free.
All ages are welcome, the minimum/maximum number of participants to book a program is 10/25.