Navy Days - calling all sailors!
Sunday August 6th, August 20th and September 3rd 2023 from 1-4pm at the Marine Museum
The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes invites you to join us for Navy Days – a family-friendly new program series with activities, demonstrations and special guests.
Building off the Marine Museum's new exhibit, Life in the Naval Reserve, featuring the works of Grant Macdonald, the Museum is introducing an immersive navy experience for children of all ages. The program introduces participants to essential maritime skills such as morse code, knot tying, and problem-solving - participants will even have the chance to sink enemy ships!
Each program is unique with different demonstrations, activities and special guests with some core activities remaining the same. Prospective sailors are welcome to register for one or all 5!
Admission is pay-what-you-can at the door and includes entrance to the Museum's exhibit Life in the Naval Reserve thanks to funding from the Gill Ratcliffe Foundation, the Anna and Edward C. Churchill Foundation and LiUNA Local 183.
Prospective sailors will enjoy:
Family-friendly activities will put your maritime skills to the test while offering opportunities for getting creative. Prospective sailors will get hands-on with maritime skills like mending uniforms, problem-solving and navigation, while tackling maritime missions that not for the faint of heart.
Prospective Sailors young and old are welcome to join us for timed demonstrations throughout the program to further your maritime skills.
Demonstrations to include signaling, knot tying, and more! Registration will be required at time of arrival to ensure sufficient supplies and materials.
Special Guests & Invites
This program features special guest appearances, including:
6 Aug - Is your teddy bear fit to serve? Bring them along to find out!
20 Aug - In the footsteps of Grant Macdonald - come paint the Navy!
3 Sept - Calling all four-legged sailors! Pet-friendly activities to test their mascot skills
This program is made possible thanks to funding from the following supporters:
Gill Ratcliffe Foundation
Anna and Edward C. Churchill Foundation
LiUNA Local 183