Harbour Festival Activities at Maritime Museum

October 22, 2019

first_imgVisitors to the Maritime Museum are in for a special treat this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will debut a series of family activities in celebration of the Halifax Harbour Festival. On these two days children and adults will have the chance to step onboard and into the past as costumed interpreters man the decks of the museum’s largest artifact, CSS Acadia. Visitors can check out what’s cooking in the galley, ask the engineer about the steam engine, or even crawl into a bunk. From a stoker shoveling coal into the boilers, to the captain himself, the crew will help guests explore the 92-year-old steamship as never before, making sure to share a tale or two along the way. The museum’s Small Craft Gallery will be converted into a Kid Zone where the young and young at heart will enjoy gallery tours, model making and story-telling. The cost to visit the ship is $2 per person, or visitors can purchase regular admission to gain access to the museum and the ship. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is located at 1675 Lower Water St. in Halifax, and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Halifax Harbour Festival is a family friendly, daytime celebration, taking place at waterfront venues in Bedford, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage and Halifax. For more details, see the website at www.halifaxharbourfestival.ca .last_img

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