The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum offers a variety of public programs to engage visitors with the Navy’s rich undersea history.
All of our onsite programming is free to the public as an open or reserved program.
Don’t lose steam between one grade’s learning and the next! Join us at the museum for Summer STEAM days. We host Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics based activities and discovery. Each week explores a new topic!
Open Program: Wednesdays through the summer, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Join us in the fall, winter, and spring for Science Saturdays! On the first Saturday of each month, the museum will host a new hands-on activity for visitors.
Open Program: The first Saturday of each month, September-November, February-May, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
STEM for Students
Do you have a school-aged group you would like to bring to the museum for a field trip? NUM education has STEM based programs to enrich their visit, and support curriculum standards. Contact our educator at (360) 396-5547 to reserve a program.
Outreach is important to us! We have portable STEM activities for a variety of ages, and would love to work with you to support the community. If you are hosting a STEM event, and are looking for participants, contact our educator for more details at (360) 396-5547.
Discover “E” Day
Learning about science has never been so fun! Held each year during National Engineers Week in February, Discover “E” Day is an opportunity for the whole family to get hands-on experience with engineering programs.
Open Program: The Last Saturday of February, 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM
Every fall, Keyport Fest is a wonderful opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the community festival, and explore the museum! Along with exhibits and concerts, the museum hosts STEAM activities for families to try something cool, and learn something new.
Open Program: The Third Saturday of September, 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM
As one of the biggest events around, the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum can’t help but get involved! Along with open and free admission during all of Seafair, you may find programming onsite or pop-up booths around the sound during Seafair weekend. Check out our Facebook page for details.
A Game of Logic and Sequencing
Acids and Bases
Air Pressure – Build a Rotocopter
Build a Compass
Buoyancy and Penny Boats
Construction With Polyhedrons
Creativity with Water Properties
Decoding Signal Flags Activity
Diving Bell Experiment
Engineering Challenge: Launch a Plane
Filtration in the Water Cycle
Fluid Dynamics and Oobleck
Fluid Dynamics and Viscosity
Morse Code Matching
Naked Egg Osmosis
Ocean in a Bottle
Paper Plate Porthole
Polymers and Making Slime
Precipitation in the Water Cycle
Reflecting Light and Periscopes
Salinity Density Buoyancy
Sea Water to Fresh Water Desalination
Slinky Sound Waves
Sound Powered Phones
Submarine Aircraft Carrier
Submarines and Buoyancy
Undersea Technology Wordsearch
Reservations and Requests
If you would like to schedule a program, please contact the museum educator at NUM_Education@navy.mil. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability.