Every Wednesday in July and August it is Wild, Wacky and Sometimes Wet, at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. The Museum offers a variety of fun-filled activities for children and their grownups. According to Museum Educator Joyce Jensen, the activities change each week and are always related in some way to the Museum exhibits and collections. On a recent Wednesday kids were testing the radio controlled yellow submarine and various other water toys in a large stock-tank filled with water. There was face painting and sidewalk chalk as well as several story times in the Museum library. The art activity of the day was about Navy uniform heritage. Kids learned about head coverings and hats of various kinds and then had the opportunity to create their own Navy visor hat or a fore and aft hat. Glue and lots of glitter added to the fun.
The Wednesday events are supervised by the museum Youth Docent volunteers. Jensen credits the success of the program to the teen volunteers. "We couldn't really offer this program without their help. The teens interact very well with the younger children and they are enthusiastic helpers." The Wednesday activities have been wildly successful with lots of families and youth groups participating. The free activities take place every Wednesday in July and August on a drop-in basis from 10:00 AM until 2 PM. Groups are asked to call ahead for reservations. For more information, call (360) 396-5547 or visit the Naval Undersea Museum's website at: https://www.keyportmuseum.cnrnw.navy.mil/.