Current and upcoming events at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Star of India celebrating 150 years - Click Here to view video.


Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.


kid fun during sailors daySailor's Days are back.

Every day thru January 1, 2015, 9am to 2pm daily.

*Lots of fun things to do: scavenger hunt with prize, make brass rubbings, ferryboat steam engine demos, explore our ships, raising sail, rope making, knot tying, rowing...

Come aboard & join the fun!

CLICK HERE for flyer.

*Activities available vary each day and are offered with paid admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

parade of lights on san diego bay Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner

Our annual fundraiser is held on the Berkeley steam ferry, comes complete with dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Boats.

Since the Berkeley is the judging platform for the Parade of Lights awards, this event is typically a sell-out and its popularity has grown......
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San Salvador modelSee San Salvador being built.

At Spanish Landing NTC

Open to the public

For info, and more Click here for hours, directions, demonstration schedule, and more.

Included with Maritime Museum of San Diego admission, or build-site only visits for $5.00!

Photographer Jerry Soto’s comprehensive photographic record of San Salvador Construction at Spanish Landing Park. Click Here to view.

Pre-Launch Fandango, one night only Sept 27, 2014 Click here for info.

Swift BoatSwift Boat at the Maritime Museum.

75 minute Tours now available on weekends.

In 1971, the US Navy donated two Swift Boats to the newly formed Republic of Malta’s Maritime Squadron. After forty years of coastguard duty, Malta retired these boats from service. In 2011, Malta's Minister of Defense donated a Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with our
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Plein AirMaritime Impressions

Showing April 12, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Compass Gallery aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

Take a tour of San Diego County’s thriving marine scene, and see it through the eyes of an artist! The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego(PAPASAN) exhibit 35 impressionistic, contemporary paintings which....
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tattoo scrimshawTattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor

Showing March 21, 2014 to end of January 2015

Gould Eddy Gallery Aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

The modern western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to the South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art.....
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festival of sail logoFestival of Sail Labor Day.

Fun for the entire family.

Friday September 4 to Monday September 7, 2015

Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone.

With expanded venue, beer gardens, kids activity zone, and a low admission per person, this is the premier waterfront event year after year.

We start Festival of Sail with a bang, as Cannon fire salutes the entrance of the tall ships from all over.....
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Limited Parade Sail tickets will be available for Thursday September 3.

maritime museum gift certificateMaritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificates now available.

Can't decide what to get someone?
How about a Maritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificate? Available in popular amounts, that is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Gift certificates can be used in our store, for a adventure sail on our tall ship Californian, historic bay cruise on our pilot boat, admissions or to purchase a membership!

BUY NOW Click here to purchase gift certificates online now!

Adventure SailTall Ship Adventure Sail aboard Californian
Californian is down for scheduled maintenance till February 2015 (date subject to change).

Embark on this special sailing journey aboard California's Official State Tall Ship .....Click to read more.

Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.