Education Programs

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. 103.


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!

Field Trips

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.

Seaperch ROV ProgramKids in the ROV Program

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′.


Family and Adult Programs

About Boating Safely Course

Presented by Tahoe Maritime Museum and USCG Flotilla 113-11-03


Dates: June 17th and July 8th

Hours: 8:30 AM  –  3:00 PM

Duration: 6.5 hours

Location: Tahoe Maritime Museum 401 West Lake Blvd.

Tahoe City, CA 96145

To Register: Danielle Rynning (530) 583-9283 x103

Course Cost: $30 for adults

$20 for kids 12 and under

Bring: A sack lunch/snacks, water and a willingness to learn

If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course. This class will satisfy the new CA requirements for the Boater Safety Cards.

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.


Introduction to Fly Fishing

Date:   July 15th, 2017

Hours:   9:00 AM  –  11:30 AM/12:00 PM

Instructor:   Daniel Ring, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Location:   Tahoe Maritime Museum, 401 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

Contact:   Danielle Rynning (530) 583-9283 x103

Course Cost: $50.00 per person

A dry-land introduction to the sport

This adventure consists of 3-4 hours of instruction on fly fishing. Daniel Ring, fly fishing guide and instructor, will teach the basics of the fly cast, as well as the proper techniques needed to catch a trophy trout on a fly. He will explain the different types of equipment needed for fly fishing, fly fishing specific knots, reading water and selecting the proper flies. And, most importantly, he will teach the skills of proper catch and release techniques. There will be plenty of time for all questions and answers. All of the necessary equipment needed for this class will be supplied. However, please be prepared with proper clothing for a day in the outdoors. This is the perfect adventure for those who have not fly fished before, or those who have little experience. The fee is $50 per person. Minimum of 2 people.  To register or for more information, contact Danielle at, or at 530.583.9283 x103.


Lecture Series

Lecture Series

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

**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.