Tahoe Maritime Museum is dedicated to educating youth and adults through interactive experiences both on and off the Museum grounds. The Museum offers a variety of educational opportunities including school field trips, in-class presentations, a lecture series, and other adult and children’s courses. The development of these programs has been guided by the interests of classroom teachers, state curriculum standards and existing local educational offerings. The programs have also been consistently evaluated through teacher and participant feedback forms. If you wish to sign yourself or a group up for one of these opportunities, or if you have any questions concerning our programs here at TMM please contact us at 530.583.9283 ext. 100.
Educational & After School Programs
Preschool Storytime: Ships, Sails & Nautical Tales
Every other Friday, beginning March 10th
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (for ages 3-5)
Preschool-age children enjoy maritime-themed stories and a rotating craft. No registration required. This event is FREE and open to the public!
Tahoe Maritime Museum prides itself on providing interactive, educational and fun field trips for visiting school or youth groups. Since the opening of the Museum in 2008 more than 1000 students have visited. During a normal visit, students are welcomed to the Museum with a 5-10 minute introduction and then participate in 3 or 4 interactive and fun activity stations. These stations can be fit to the needs of the class or based on the exhibit in place.
In-Class Presentations/Traveling Trunk
In-class visits consist of an interactive presentation with questions and visuals by one of our trained educators. Content can be catered to fit the needs of the classroom but generally includes an overview of Tahoe maritime history, including: Native Americans, commercial and recreational use of the Lake, types of boat power including paddle, sail and motor, and information on the stewardship of Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Maritime Museum is proud to offer after school programs featuring the Seaperch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to scientific theory, problem solving, design, and exploration of Lake Tahoe in a way that makes science and technology real. Students will build their own fully functional ROV’s capable of descending to depths greater than 100′.
Participants (8-14) will learn about local history, ecology and safe use of stand-up paddleboards. We have yet to select a beach to launch from for summer ’16 classes, check back soon for location updates. Paddle boards, paddles, and life jackets provided. Please wear appropriate water attire, including shoes. Schedule will be posted late May.
Family and Adult Programs
The Museum’s Lecture Series brings a wide range of experts to TMM to give talks on various topics concerning Lake Tahoe and maritime history. Past speakers have included Scott Cassell of the Undersea Voyager Progect, Bill Briner and Bill Lindemann of the Olympic Heritage Museum, and classic boat historian Brian Robinson. Tahoe Maritime’s Summer Lecture Series talks begin June 12th, take place every other Monday at 5:00 p.m. and are FREE and open to the public. To see a list of upcoming talks, see the event schedule.
To sign-up for or receive more information on any Education Program, contact us at 530.583.9283 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Further information on times and dates of these programs will be posted under each program above; as well as our events page once they have been set.