Cape Cod Maritime Museum 2012 April Break Activities

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is holding a series of family-themed programs and exhibits during the April 2012 school vacation week. The Making Waves exhibit-themed programs will be held during the week of April 16-20.

The drop-in programs run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, and are designed to entertain children age 5-12. Free with admission.

Contact Information:

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

(508-775-1723)

Email: info@capecodmaritimemuseum.org

Schedule of programs:

‘Knot’-ical Crafts

  • Monday, April 16
  • Monkey’s Fist, Double Half Hitch, Ocean Plait, Turk’s Head, & Granny are all names of practical knots used for decorative crafts. Practice creating these common knots, then make sailor’s bracelets, trivets, or dog toys from what you’ve learned.

Lego Boat Building Contest

  • Tuesday, April 17
  • Work in teams, with your family or individually to design a boat, using LEGO building materials. There will be 3 age-designated categories for the competition for top design. A group of experienced and expert boat builders and designers from the Cook Boat Shop will judge the contest. The prize is a CCMM family membership, and your design to keep! (This program is not in affiliation with LEGO)

Trapped in a Weir Fish I.D. & Rubbings

  • Wednesday, April 18
  • Learn about all the different fish species caught in weirs on Cape Cod. Can you identify them? Make artistic fish rubbings with synthetic squid, black sea bass, butterfish, mackerel, horseshoe crabs & more!

Cape Cod Pirate & Shipwreck Story Time

  • Thursday, April 19
  • Stories of the sea—of shipwrecks & pirates around Cape Cod—will be read by museum director and television & theater actress Janet Constable Preston.
  • Stories will be read one every 30 minutes, starting at 11am until 3pm. Audience can color story illustrations while they are being read too!

Is that my Name? Signal Flag Fun

  • Friday, April 20
  • Have you ever seen colorful flags flying on sailboats?
  • These are International Signal Flags, which represent letters, numbers & symbols, and are flown on ships as a way of communicating with other boats.
  • Learn how to rig up signal flags on a mast.
  • Then figure out the letters of your name with signal flag symbols and create your own flags.
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