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Your Admission Ticket Includes the Following Experiences

  • Sea Pocket Aquarium -  offers visitors a chance to become very familiar with the creatures of Cape Ann’s coastal and marine habitats. Fishermen and divers routinely offer new specimens for our tanks throughout the summer. Children love interacting with our touch tank. Educators and interns are there to help you touch and learn about the animals, their habitats and their connection to Gloucester.  

  • The Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery houses a variety of exhibits on schooners, fishing, maritime innovation, marine heroes and boat building. 

  • Our Marine Research Laboratory or Wet Lab - Adjacent to the Aquarium, this space is used in our educational programming as well as by high school and college students to grow specimens and conduct marine research. Check out the lab during our Drop-in Programs and Special Events. 

  • The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Exhibit - An extraordinary interactive exhibit that describes and provides images, video, audio and real-time data access to an amazing narrative of its marine life and unique features. Gloucester is the northern gateway to this 842 square mile marine plateau between Cape Ann and Cape Cod.

  • The Admissions Center and Museum Shop - offers admissions tickets to Maritime Gloucester as well as tickets on the Schooner Ardelle and other boat excursions that we may offer. The store offers an extensive selection of books, locally crafted wares, one of a kind gifts and a wide variety of items that are aligned with our maritime heritage and educational programming.

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