• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • 2014 Salem Maritime Festival - Saturday, August 2nd 10-4PM

    Join us for the 26th Annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2nd from 10-4PM on Derby Wharf. Free boat rides, activities and music. More »

Junior Ranger Day Activities

Junior Ranger Logo

Junior Ranger Day is April 23, 2011! Join the rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime, the national park in Salem for the nationwide celebration of Junior Ranger Day in the national parks Between 10 AM and 3 PM, the national park rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime will present free programs for kids of all ages at the Salem Visitor Center, on historic Derby Wharf and on board the tall ship Friendship.

 
Eglantine the Custom House Eagle

Join Eglantine the Custom House eagle to earn a junior ranger badge!

NPS photo

On board Friendship:

  • Learn how to navigate a tall ship in the days before GPS
  • Help the crew of Friendship move cargo on and off the main deck
  • Test your skills as a sailor and earn a Junior Ranger badge

On Derby Wharf

  • Explore the new interactive exhibits to learn about Salem's maritime history
  • Make your own fish prints
  • Earn a Junior Ranger Badge as you walk around Salem Maritime

At the National Park Service Visitor Center

  • More Junior Ranger activities!
  • Learn how to make rope on a machine
  • Play some colonial children's games
 
a starfish

Starfish are some of the creatures you might see in the traveling tidepool.

New England Aquarium

The featured activity this year is the New England Aquarium's Traveling Tidepool. Do you know what a sea urchin eats and what eats a sea urchin? Find out from 11 AM to 2 PM under a tent on Derby Wharf. At the traveling tidepool kids will be able to see, touch, smell, and learn about live tidepool animals with the help of New England Aquarium educators.

Did You Know?

A redware plate with a yellow design, a blue and white Chinese teacup, and a brown and white bowl were found in pieces

In the mid-1970s, archaeologists found over 130,000 artifacts in the backyard of the Narbonne House at Salem Maritime NHS.