Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 & 01931

Heritage Day at Maritime Gloucester

On Heritage Day, admission is free at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester is hosting its 11th annual Heritage Day in honor of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2014.  Come see the schooners docked at the pier including the Ardelle, the Spirit of Massachusetts, and Summerwind.  Admission is FREE for the day. There will be live music, hand crafted maritime gifts, and art exhibit created by the community, touch tanks and exhibits and lots of fun activities for kids!  This year there is also a community lobster bake at 4pm with a great deal on a boiled lobster dinner!

When: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 10am-4pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Waterfront Summer Cinema: The LEGO Movie

Come watch a FREE showing of the LEGO Movie on the waterfront in Gloucester MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

When: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6pm

Schooner Ardelle Date Night

Schooner Ardelle turns into the love boat for date night!

Maritime Gloucester and  Schooner Ardelle have teamed up to create Date Night! Schooner Ardelle becomes the 'Love Boat' for moms and dads, while kids (ages 4-12) enjoy the care of the staff at Maritime Gloucester, the aquarium and lots of fun activities. You'll have a nice romantic sail around Gloucester, and can rest easy knowing that your child is happy and engaged with a trusted team of professionals!

When: 
Friday, August 22, 2014 6-8pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Catch of the Day at Maritime Gloucester

Kids are invited to come to Maritime Gloucester for a Catch of the Day Session

Each week Maritime Gloucester offers kids a different hands-on marine-themed program that integrates marine engineering, biology and maritime history. For kids ages 6-12 with an adult!

When: 
Wednesdays & Fridays through August 23, 2014 1:30-2:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 10:30am
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Come to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for the 33rd Annual Waterfront Festival.

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful 33rd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. A collection of over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!

When: 
Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014 9am - 6pm
Location: 
Stage Fort Park

Downtown Gloucester Block Party

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great family time at the Downtown Gloucester Block every Third Saturday through September! Five music stages, shopping 'til 11pm, outside sidewalk dining, live dance performances and all kinds of other fun things to do make the streets come alive. Kids will love the singers and roaming magician, and they'll find games, facepainting, kids snacks, balloons, giant chess and more in 'Kids Town'!

When: 
Third Saturday monthly July - September, 2014
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester

Wild Science with Clay

Kestrel Adventures present Wild Science with Clayton Kern!

Kestrel Educational Adventures invites you meet at the 'Get Outside Center' and caravan to a nearby wild to explore, get muddy, go wading, or stay dry and just watch! Kestrel naturalist Clayton Kern will lead an adventure in the study of reptiles and amphibians. Each week, participants will learn to catch and identify animals and will participate in a wildlife study. Your findings will be displayed at the Kestrel Educational Adventures Get Outside Center in Gloucester!

When: 
Fridays, July 25 - August 29, 2014 3:30-5:30pm

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up.

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 1:30-3 pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Misery Loves Company--Island Tours

Tour Misery Island with the Trustees of Reservations

Venture by shuttle boat to Misery Island from Manchester Harbor. Enjoy panoramic Atlantic views, cultural ruins Quest, or relax on the beach in the Island atmosphere! Walks available along beaches, footpaths, and stairways of historic buildings. Boat shuttle leaves mainland at 10AM, leaves Misery Island at 2:30PM returns to mainland 2:50. 

When: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 10AM-3PM
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