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Take the kids to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum for educational fun

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 9:42am
Captain and first mate

Our family recently went to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum located downtown on ML King Blvd. Three floors in the historic Scarbrough House contain ship models, artifacts and art from 18th and 19th century shipping history.

The kids loved the model ships, especially the ones we could see inside. Downstairs there is part of an old Scottish tugboat where the kids can play captain at the helm. A couple rooms had short videos playing – about World War II and the Titanic. After watching the Titanic video and learning there were not enough life boats for everyone, my daughter announced, “Whoever did that was stupid and mean.” It's hard to reconcile the tragedies of the world, especially with 20/20 hindsight.

The gardens on the property are beautiful, and can be explored free of charge, although it rained while we were there this time. We'll just have to go back again. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we spent quite a while talking with them about the ships and the house.

Overall, our family had a great time at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. We all got in for free thanks to coupons from the Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program. But admission is pretty reasonable at $8 per adult. They have a variety of discounts and rates as well as a Local Resident Special, so check their website for details.


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