CANCELED: “Whale of a Day” Celebration

Point Vicente Interpretive Center 31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

This annual event will return Saturday, April 10, 2021. Stay Tuned! Visit the Museum's booth during the annual "Whale of a Day" Celebration at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. "Whale of a Day" is a festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas... Read More

Free

CANCELED: Torrance Armed Forces Day 5k For Freedom

Del Amo Fashion Center 3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA

This year's event has been canceled. The Armed Forces Day 5K Race is an annual Torrance Tradition!  Join the 61st annual celebration of our nation’s military.  Be sure to stop by the Expo Area after the race and visit the Museum’s Outreach Booth.  Entrance to the Expo is free, for information on registering for the... Read More

Free

CANCELED: Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair

Drum Barracks 1052 N Banning Blvd, Wilmington, CA

This year's Tech Fair has been canceled due to COVID-19. You will be amazed at the science and technology of the 19th century!  Wet-plate photography, the telegraph, iron clad ships and submarines are just some of the innovations you can explore at the Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair.  The Maritime Museum will be offering... Read More

Free

POSTPONED Exhibit Opening: “Wilmington Transportation Company”

The Banning Museum 401 East M St, Wilmington, CA

Details on the rescheduling of this event will be shared as soon as possible. A new exhibit presented by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum chronicling the early years of the Wilmington Transportation Company. Founded by the Banning Brothers in 1884, “WT” operated in the port of Los Angeles for over a century, carrying passengers and... Read More

Free

Whale Fiesta (CANCELLED)

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA

--CANCELLED-- The Maritime Museum staff and volunteers will be on site to help celebrate the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of whale watching season. Enjoy a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all including games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers... Read More

Free

Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest

The 2021 (Virtual) Lego Shipbuilding Contest (Where the contest is virtual, but the prizes are real!) This year our popular Lego Shipbuilding Contest is going to be held virtually! REGISTER HERE ! How will this work? Instead of visiting the museum in person, you may build a ship out of bricks you own at home. ... Read More

Free

Sail Along Craft Pick-Up

Point Fermin Lighthouse 807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA

Pick up a FREE nautical craft kit at the Point Fermin Lighthouse! Registration is now closed. How will this work? Since the Los Angeles Maritime Museum is under construction, you will pick up a craft kit at the Point Fermin Lighthouse to take home on April 16. Share the completed crafts with us on social... Read More

Free

Presentation by Mark Rozelle: “Beside the LA River”

Torrance Historical Society 1345 Post Ave, Torrance, CA

After author Mark Rozelle discovered his grandmother’s archives containing hundreds of photographs, documents, and ephemera, he spent over a decade researching the history of his family who lived on a 114-acre ranch along the Los Angeles River.  Learn how the Rozelles overcame droughts, floods, earthquakes, and the Great Depression, as the river brought them both... Read More

Free

POSTPONED: Presentation by Olaf Engvig Author of “The Ships That Built the West”

Peninsula Center Library - Community Room 701 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

This event has been postponed, new date TBD. Maritime historian, boat builder, author and sailor Olaf Engvig introduces the history of the “Scandinavian Navy”, its impact on the U.S. lumber trade, and his 30-year fight against vandals and bureaucracy to save one of the last lumber schooners. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by... Read More

Free

LA Fleet Week

Fleet Week is the annual celebration of our nation’s Sea Services. Held over Memorial Day weekend, Fleet week includes tours of active duty military ships, demonstrations, live entertainment, and a STEM expo.  Fleet Week activities 8:30am – 4:00pm, Friday – Monday. Los Angeles Maritime Museum open Noon – 5:00pm, Friday – Monday. Next to the... Read More

Free

Free Harbor Boat Tours

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Berth 84, Foot of 6th St., San Pedro, CA

The Port of Los Angeles will offer free harbor boat tours of Los Angeles Harbor on Saturday, July 30. Tours will depart every 30 minutes from the Los Angeles Maritime Museum beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.   Reservations are not required. Tours will be available on a first-come,... Read More

Free

Smithsonian Museum Day

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Berth 84, Foot of 6th St., San Pedro, CA

Smithsonian Museum Day invites visitors to enjoy a variety of museums for free.  Click here to reserve a ticket to visit the Los Angeles Maritime Museum for FREE on Saturday, September 17.

FREE

Now Open Wed-Sun 12-5!