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Mystic Seaport is a museum that strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN, America’s oldest commercial ship still in existence. Please visit our Educators Website for primary source materials: http://educators.mysticseaport.org

 

Programs by Mystic Seaport Museum

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19th Century Whaling and the Charles W. Morgan

This program explores the history of 19th century whaling through the lens of the last wooden whaleship in the world, and one of the star artifacts at Mystic Seaport Museum, the Charles W. Morgan. Learn how and why Americans went to sea for more...

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Conversations in 1876: Meet a Mystic Seaport Museum Roleplayer!

Transport your students into the past from the comfort of your own classroom!  In this program, students will meet one of our three roleplayers who specialize in bringing their 1876 characters to life via our digital classroom.  Several themed...

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Design A Mission

This program introduces students to the engineering process behind space exploration missions. After establishing how technology has enabled us to reach further and further into space, students will recognize that some missions have been...

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From Corsets to Coopers: Primary Sources from 19th Century Whaling

The CHARLES W. MORGAN, built and launched in 1841, is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. This interactive program features primary source materials including artifacts and documents that will give students...

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Gerda III & "Number the Stars"

*Please note this program will be available after November 15, 2020*This program uses the resources of several institutions to tell the story of the boat Gerda III, a Danish lighthouse tender that played a critical role in carrying Jews to safety...

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History Detectives: Primary Source Inquiry

Using documents and artifacts from the Museum's massive collection of over a million items, a Museum Educator will guide students through the analysis of primary sources (both documents and artifacts) to help develop their historical thinking skills.

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In the Footsteps of Charlotte Doyle

In this program, students will explore parallels between The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle b Avi and the resources, artifacts, and ships of Mystic Seaport Museum, including the Charles W. Morgan.

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In the Footsteps of Galileo

An important aspect of critical thinking in the science world is the ability to use observations and data collection to make predictions about the future. This program challenges students to take on the role of the famous astronomer Galileo...

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Life in a Seaport Town

Students will learn about what life was like in a coastal town in the 1800s.  Using a combination of brief videos, artifact analysis, and live tours of vessels and exhibits from the grounds of Mystic Seaport Museum, students will have the...

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Navigation through the Famous Explorers

Join us to learn about navigation through the lens of famous explorers. We will examine the instruments and tools used by Columbus, Magellan, and other famous navigators. Ultimately, we will make a connection between technological improvements and...

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Night Sky Update from the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport Museum

Join us to explore the current night sky! We will share information about the moon, visible planets, and the constellations that are visible this time of year – where they are and how to find them in the sky. By the end of our program, you’ll have...

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Patterns of Change

This program explores the very first concepts of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Earth and Space Science covered in early elementary grades. Our dynamic world is always moving, and always changing, and after centuries of people observing...

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Phases of the Moon: A Program from Mystic Seaport Museum's Treworgy Planetarium

Using hands-on activities and real-world math problems, students will learn about the phases of the moon and its relationship to Earth.  We’ll talk about scale models, tides, eclipses, and much more.Since 1960, the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic...

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Sailor's Sea Chest

Explore the items a sailor would have packed for a long journey at sea. Students will analyze each of the objects and learn about the adventures on board 19th-century ships.

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Scaling the Solar System: A Program from Mystic Seaport Museum's Treworgy Planetarium

Some concepts in Astronomy are difficult to convey simply due to the vastness of outer space, or the fact that some objects in our universe are massively larger than Earth. However, small-scale models are a powerful way to overcome these hurdles...

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Scrimshaw: The Sailor's Art

Learn about the sailor's art of scrimshaw in this interactive program and  create a piece of modern scrimshaw alongside a Museum Educator! Please book at least three (3) weeks in advance in order to ship materials.

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The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Peek into the Unusual at Mystic Seaport Museum

Every year, thousands of people visit Mystic Seaport Museum to explore the world-class exhibits, climb aboard tall ships, and learn about life on sea and shore. But many people are unaware of the vast collections of artifacts, documents...

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The Morgan's Guiding Stars

Our Planetarium Supervisor will do a live  virtual version of this program using software called Stellarium.  The program explores what the night sky looked like to whalers aboard the whaling vessel the Charles W. Morgan, using excerpts from the...

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The Story of the Amistad

*This program is only available after December 1*This new joint program of Mystic Seaport Museum and Discovering Amistad tells the story of the Amistad and how it serves as an example of how citizens and communities, working together, can bring...

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Zoo in the Sky - A Program for Little Ones from the Treworgy Planetarium

This program will unlock your child’s imagination to see animal shapes in the stars! After sharing a story about one of the animal constellations, we will “connect the dots” together as we tour the “zoo” in the sky. We will end with a short craft...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Krystal Rose   krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic CT 06355
86057207115025
United States

http://mysticseaport.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Mystic Seaport Museum cover:

Art
Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English
Sciences
Reading

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"This experience is valuable for so many reasons; not just the learning aspect of it. Something like this virtual program is a really neat opportunity for them (the students)."- Emily Schimelman, Teacher, Hamden Hall Country Day School, CT

"We actually got to talk to somebody, and in a book, you can't ask a question because it wouldn't talk back!" - Student, Hamden Hall Country Day School, CT

"We learned a lot of other information and a lot of big words!"- Student, Hamden Hall Country Day School, CT