Daily Hands-on Programs at the USS Constitution Museum


08/08/2017 - 9:00am to 08/07/2019 - 6:00pm

There’s always something exciting happening at the USS Constitution Museum! Daily programs led by talented Educators and Constitution crew members feature hands-on learning, crafting, and fun. Daily programs are designed for all ages.


Below are a few example of programs you may encounter on your visit to the Museum:

Life at Sea
Whether it is 2017 or 1812, everyone needs to eat! Discover what is for lunch in this delicious program about the early sailor’s daily diet.

Tools of a Trade: Caulking
USS Constitution is the oldest ship afloat in the world thanks, in part, to the thud of a sturdy caulker’s mallet, sticky tar, and miles of old rope. Try your hand at this essential step in keeping wooden ships afloat today!

Outrun Outgun Design Challenge
President George Washington needs you to build one of the country’s 1st naval ships. Design, build, and test your own mini ship’s strength and speed. Are you up for the challenge?

Mutinous Expedition: A Quest Based on Honest Truth
Relive the story of Jack Tarr, an ordinary seaman aboard Constitution, and his struggle to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to Captain Bainbridge. Explore the galleries to find hidden clues to help inform your decision. Quest kits are available in the Museum lobby.

Seabag Discovery Kits
Come discover what the Navy Yard has to offer with fun and games for all! Available at the USS Constitution Museum or the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center. Pick one up for the duration of your stay and explore the sites.


USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum, Building 22 Charlestown Navy Yard
02129 Charlestown , MA