11 Things to Discover at the New Jersey Maritime Museum

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by

 

New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, New Jersey.

 

This past weekend we were invited to be a part of testing the idea of a water taxi ride from the Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven. We were thrilled for this opportunity because we knew doing so would give our family our first chance to explore Long Beach Island. LBI isn’t an area we’ve often talked about on Jersey Family Fun, but that’s about to change. When we traveled across the bay, we discovered that Long Beach Island has a lot to offer families. The New Jersey Maritime Museum, a Beach Haven museum is one of those areas we explored and encourage families to visit.

 

New Jersey Maritime Museum

New Jersey Maritime Museum is one of the museums on our list of free family attractions in New Jersey. But until this past Sunday, we had never explored this Beach Haven family attraction. Now, we’re excited to share with you through our pictures and details all you can learn at this local museum.

 

The New Jersey Maritime Museum offers two floors of historical exhibits, displays, and more. The museum is located at the corner of Dock Road and West Avenue. Limited street parking is available. We’d suggest parking for free at the nearby marina.

 

11 Things to Discover at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

 

11 Things to Discover at the New Jersey Maritime Museum

  • Examine a variety of boat models made from different materials and in a variety of sizes.

 

Ship on display at New Jersey Maritime Museum

 

  • Be awed by the collection of artifacts from ships that sailed along the Jersey Shore or swimmers visiting New Jersey beaches.

 

Artifacts on display at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

 

  • Observe the different uniforms worn by members of the Coast Guard and Navy and even what swimmers used to wear to the beach.

 

Coast Guard uniforms on display at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

Just one of several Coast Guard uniforms on display at the New Jersey Maritime Museum.

 

  • Research more about maritime history. The New Jersey Maritime Museum has binders, files, and more to help you learn more about the ships, shipwrecks, and other maritime history stories of New Jersey.

 

Research binders at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, New Jersey

What would your kids like to research more about at the New Jersey Maritime Museum?

 

  • Read about the whale explosion in LBI during the late 1950’s.

 

1957 Whale explosion exhibit at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey.

 

  • Search for pirates throughout the New Jersey Maritime Museum.

 

Pirates at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, New Jersey

You found the pirate flag. But can you find the pirates at the New Jersey Maritime Museum?

 

  • View different film negatives showing maritime scenes.

 

Film negative at New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

 

  • Look through a porthole from a sunken ship.

 

Porthole on exhibit at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, New Jersey

Find a porthole. Then research more about that ship in the New Jersey Maritime Museum archives.

 

  • Imagine what it would have been like to wear a diver’s mask from the 1960’s or if you had been a Russian diver.

 

Diver mask on display at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

 

  • Understand more about the different coastal storms that have hit the Jersey Shore over the years and the impact they have had.

 

New Jersey coastal storms exhibit at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey

 

  • Make a donation to help support the New Jersey Maritime Museum.

 

New Jersey Maritime Museum

While admission is free at the New Jersey Maritime Museum, your donations help support the museum.

 

Depending on your child’s level of interest in boats, ships, and maritime history your family should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour or two at this museum.

 

See more of our pictures from the New Jersey Maritime Museum in this Facebook photo album or view the preview below.

 

The New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven New Jersey has free admission. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm from June through August. You can learn more at their website, njmaritimemuseum.org.

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