The Discovery Deck
Seamen’s is pleased to announce the grand opening of The Discovery Deck on the 2nd floor of our building in late spring of 2018! The Discovery Deck is an interactive, experiential learning zone for children and families featuring a permanent Narragansett Bay exhibit. The exhibit highlights the recreation, industry and environmental concerns of the Bay and Newport and will be open to the public year round.
The Discovery Deck will serve as a springboard for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) curriculum for middle school students, designed in collaboration with teachers from area schools. Fun, hands-on workshops for children will be offered throughout the year and afterschool, summer and weekend programming will be offered free of charge to at-risk Newport youth.
Partners in content, exhibit elements or classes include the Oliver Hazard Perry, Sailors for the Sea, Clean Ocean Access, IYRS, Sail Newport, Naval War College Museum, RI PBS, Phoenix Bulk Carriers and Northeast Marine Pilots.