NOW OPEN DAILY, 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
SPRING IS HERE! 45-MINUTE HISTORIC BAY CRUISE ONLY $5.00 WITH GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PURCHASE.
Step Back In Time With This Seafaring History Experience! The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor visitor tour includes a walking self-guided top deck exploration of our historic fleet, including the world’s oldest sailing ship, Star of India, the Navy frigate replica H.M.S. Surprise, featured in the award-winning film Master and Commander, California’s official tall ship schooner Californian, Spanish galleon replica San Salvador, and Victorian – era steam ferry boat Berkeley.
Five 45-minute narrated bay tours are offered daily starting April 1, 2021 with required check-in fifteen minutes prior at the Museum. 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Space is limited due to lower capacity requirements in accordance with state guidelines. Bay Boat tour reservations can be made by customers upon arriving at the Museum when purchasing general admission passes from the Ticket Booth while supplies last. Once scheduled, guests may check-in for boat tours prior to scheduled runs, before or after they explore the Maritime Museum.
Temperature checks and wellness screenings are required of all staff, volunteers and visitors prior to admittance. Anyone feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted inside the museum to protect everyone’s safety. Facial coverings will be required at all times. Social distancing protocols will be followed and the Museum has designed an easy to follow one-way foot path.
Additional sanitation, disinfection and cleaning procedures have been implemented throughout the Museum vessels. Museum staff and crews will sanitize the boats before and after each tour. The Museum has invested in additional convenient hand sanitizer dispensaries available for use before and after touching handrails. Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized multiple times on a daily basis.
Museum Ticket booth hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Credit/Debit cards may be used to purchase tickets at the Museum Ticket Booth machines located on the embarcadero. Cash will not be accepted at this time. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.
NOTE: For a limited time, the Museum indoor exhibits, galleries and submarines remain closed due to health and safety operational limitations.
AT HOME AND LOOKING FOR A NEW VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE?
Maritime Museum Of San Diego Provides Free Videos and Virtual Lesson Plans for Educators Seeking History and Culture Content and Families Searching New Ways to Learn Together
The Maritime Museum of San Diego has launched this timely online video and lesson plan resource for teachers and parents looking for engaging, educational and entertaining activities for youth distance learning.
EXPLORE (Experiential Learning Online Resources for Educators) studies focus on the story of Cabrillo and his galleon San Salvador which took place during the Age of European exploration.
Already we are receiving extremely positive feedback from teachers on new History of Oceanic Exploration video series, with the first chapter focusing on San Salvador sponsored by TMA Foundation (the educational arm of the non-profit BlueTech.
Of those surveyed:
54% are likely to use the video as part of their teaching curriculum.
63% tell us they video covered curriculum topics discussed in their lesson plans this school year.
Nearly all (91%) would be interested in other videos in this series.
Special feedback to note:
For distance teaching, I will break this apart into 2 or 3 viewings. This is specific to my class. Really great video. Yes, I’ll show this to my students.
With this year being so difficult to teach online, this video was perfect! The students were engaged and loved watching it. It was the perfect length and very interesting! Thanks for doing this! Could we have more?
The EXPLORE program today can be repurposed while we are learning on-line, giving teachers and distance learners California history and culture lesson plans, without leaving their home.
Normally the Maritime Museum of San Diego would be hosting hundreds of classroom field trip and welcoming thousands of school children to the waterfront for these hands-on immersive educational experiences told through the historic ships and award-winning living history staff.
Now with pandemic conditions and uncertainty surrounding opening the Museum and need for effective, engaging distance learning and limited in-person classroom experience, the Museum makes available these easy – to – use digital tools.
The San Diego community watched the galleon replica San Salvador being built right here in San Diego, with the keel laid nearly ten years ago at Spanish Landing. Today San Salvador can be visited dockside (when we reopen) at the Museum as part of the general admission experience, and normally public and educational group sailing programs would be witnessed in the Bay.
The new resource and library of tools for grades 3-5 include:
- Lesson plans
- Image Library
- Interpretive Text Panels
- Downloadable Paper Models
- Exhibit Guide
- Research Publications for Educators
Click here to uncover this content and start exploring today.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
To Be Announced.
Visit Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-3309
April 1, 2021 Update in Hours of Operation. Museum now open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA