The 14th Annual Maritime Day will be held at the History Museum on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The day highlights the Charles Parsons’ Ships of the World exhibit that includes 24 model ships handcrafted by Charles Parsons.

Two young visitors make a boat craft at Maritime Day at the San Mateo History Museum
A young boy makes a boat craft at Maritime Day at the San Mateo History Museum

Kid Crafts:

  • design their own model ship
  • build a model lighthouse
  • design their own signal flag
  • create a model spyglass
  • and more!

STEAM Fest

Maritime Day will be held in conjunction with the STEAM Fest, presented by the Redwood City Library Foundation. Held on Courthouse Square, this festival aims to introduce kids and adults to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).  The booths and hands-on activities encourage kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators and inventors. STEAM Fest is also free!

Inside the museum, the San Mateo County Office of Education will be doing a Cardboard City activity in Courtroom A.