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Select Saturdays | 2 PM - 5 PM

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Discover the wonders of maritime exploration and life on the water HMM’s Family Days! During select Saturdays each month, join us for crafting, board games, and activities designed to put you in the role of maritime history’s most famous figures. Admission to the museum is free all day on Family Days!

upcoming family days

Family Day:The Age of Ocean Liners

Family Day:The Age of Ocean Liners

Family Day:The Age of Ocean Liners

Imagine traveling across the ocean in a luxury hotel and you will know how it was meant to be traveling aboard an ocean liner. Come by the Houston Maritime Museum to explore the tragic story of one of the most well-known ocean liners in history and learn how the ocean liner industry gave way to another popular form of travel. Children will experience the challenges of navigating an ocean liner through signal flag and communication activities as well as have the opportunity to create their own unique life preservers.

Family Day: A Powder Monkey Adventure

Family Day: A Powder Monkey Adventure

Family Day: A Powder Monkey Adventure

Dreaming of a life at sea?! Well, young sailors now have the opportunity to explore the lives of long ago crew members called powder monkeys. Powder monkeys were young boys who bravely served aboard ships during the exciting Age of Sail. In this engaging adventure, young powder monkeys will try their hand at the art of knot tying, following ship commands, and creating their own powder monkey craft.