Family Programs & Activities

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Engage your children in the maritime world! Houston Maritime can provide a vast variety of educational activities, both in-person and virtual, for your children and students. Click on a category below to see all available programs.

HMC Family Days

Experience maritime topics in a hands-on event for the whole family! Join us every 3rd Saturday!

Craft Guide

Create crafts with products from home to learn more about maritime history!

Upcoming Programs

View upcoming programs below!

Make a Ghost Ship!

Make a ship with this online guide! Each month we will do a new craft! On Family Days, we will do the craft in the Kids Cove!

Build a Lighthouse

Light the way for summertime by building a lighthouse with us and your little one! Buy a craft bag in the gift shop or do it at home! Each month we will do a new craft! On scheduled open gallery days, kids can do the craft in Kids Cove! Our first month is a DIY…

Maritime Math with Milt Rose

Maritime Math revolves mostly around geometry and understanding the angles and distances between known points. Many instruments have been used over the years to estimate these distances and angles, gaining more and more accuracy over the years, now being replaced by computers and satelites. Despite the giant leaps in technology, the math remains very much…