Educational Programs

BOATS N’ KIDS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

We are endeavoring to educate today’s youth on the history of boating in New Jersey. As part of this effort, we offer several programs available to children to include basic boating safety, sailing for kids, and family boat building. Call us today or visit our web site for more information.

SCHOOL TOURS

As part of our Charter, we are committed to the education of today’s youth on the history of boating in New Jersey. In that regard, we have developed a multi-faceted program to invite students from New Jersey’s Elementary and High Schools for informative tours of our Museum. We also have the Family Boat Building Program for teens, which allows them to work with our on-site craftsmen in building a 9’ wooden bay rowboat.

Additionally, we hold Kids Boating Safety classes each spring with Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, and have a special class for children in grades one through four, educating them on the seven designs of traditional boats used for work and play along the Jersey Coast.

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FAMILY BOATING PROGRAM

Children, ages 12 and up, will assist in the building of a 9-foot Barnegat Bay rowboat, which he or she will actually own upon completion.

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BOY SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS TOURS

Cub Scout and Boy Scout groups are invited to partake in Museum projects and tours, which contribute to their credited badges. These tours are tailored to each group’s specific interests and are sure to engage Scouts with New Jersey’s rich boating history. Call today to learn more about bringing your Scouts in.

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MODEL BOAT BUILDING

Children in grades two through nine can enjoy the experience of model boat building at the New Jersey Museum of Boating. They will have a blast creating model boats of the Barnegat Bay, including life saving boats, fishing boats, crabbing boats and more. This educational model boat building class is available upon request, so call for more information.

KIDS BOATING SAFETY CLASSES

Sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, these classes are intended to educate young mariners on the basics of boating safety.

KIDS SAILING PROGRAM

Young sailors will learn the ropes, becoming familiar with basic sailing techniques.

ANTIQUE CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW

A September day of fun and entertainment at the largest wooden boat show on the Jersey Shore.

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