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October 2019

Torrance Business Showcase

October 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90503 United States
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Don't miss the annual Business Showcase and Mega Mixer hosted by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 30th.  Stop by the Maritime Museum's table and pick up passes for free museum admission as well as some nautical Halloween Treats.

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Berth 84, Foot of 6th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States

On Sunday, December 1, from 10am - 4pm, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum's Sea Chest Museum Shop will join more than 1,200 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, 15 countries and four continents by celebrating Museum Store Sunday.  Be sure to stop by the Sea Chest to finish your holiday shopping and enjoy special discounts while supporting your favorite Maritime Museum!

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April 2020

CANCELED: “Whale of a Day” Celebration

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Dr W
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
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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 in Alaska to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California.  There are activities for children ~ face painting, children's crafts, small children's games…

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May 2020

CANCELED: Torrance Armed Forces Day 5k For Freedom

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90503 United States
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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 race visit Torrance5k.com

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June 2020

CANCELED: Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair

June 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drum Barracks, 1052 N Banning Blvd
Wilmington, CA 90744 United States
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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 displays and information about maritime technology during the Civil War Era. 

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August 2020

POSTPONED Exhibit Opening: “Wilmington Transportation Company”

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am
The Banning Museum, 401 East M St
Wilmington, CA 90744 United States
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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 cargo between Wilmington and Catalina Island.  Learn how the Banning family popularized Catalina as a vacation destination and how a devastating fire helped bring about…

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September 2020

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

September 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Malaga Cove Library — Gallery Room, 2400 Vía Campesina
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 United States
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This event will be rescheduled for a future date. 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 the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum with grant funding from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. Engvig's book may…

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January 2021

Whale Fiesta (CANCELLED)

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Dr
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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--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 and music.

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March 2021

Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest

March 31
Free

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.  Just complete the registration form (available March 1 – April 1),  email a photo of yourself next to your ship, and you will be entered…

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April 2021

Sail Along Craft Pick-Up

April 16
Point Fermin Lighthouse, 807 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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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 media using #lamaritimemuseum When can I register and pick up my kit? Registration is now closed. How are craft kits determined? Kits are given out…

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