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“Great Family Location”
Review of Maritime Explorium

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Maritime Explorium
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Owner description: Located overlooking the Port Jefferson Harbor on Long Island, the Maritime Explorium offers hands on exhibits anchored in the historical, scientific and artistic dimensions of our maritime heritage and the unique ecosystem of the Long Island Sound. Interactivity enables children to learn at their own pace and in a way that suits their individual style. Programs and exhibits are designed around playful and purposeful experimentation including sensory, kinesthetic, logical, spatial, artistic, linguistic and emotional intelligences
PORT JEFFERSON
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Family Location”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great spot for families looking for something to do on the weekends. Educational and fun both you and your children will enjoy and what a great location right on the waterfront.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Suffolk county
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not bad but I don't understand why adults have to pay”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a small but fun and entertaining facility. What I don't understand is why they charge for adults. It is a facility for children. It is frustrating that what could be a economical day out for the kids turns pricey when the adults have to pay to accompany their kids into the "museum". I bet there would be more families visiting if it was not for this.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“fun for the kids but not well maintained”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

A decent way to while away a few hours of Port Jefferson afternoon, but most pieces are not quite right. The fingerprint exhibit used body paint instead of ink which didn't allow fingerprints to show properly. The sailboat exhibit was clever but was damaged so didnt demonstrate the principles. The knot section would be good except that none of the staff knew how to tie knots. The marshmallow and toothpick project worked fine.

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2 Thank neur14
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Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for young kids”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

There is a lot to do there for young kids. Young kids are always helped there and have a lot of fun.

Visited September 2012
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The Villages, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great and Inexpensive Afternoon”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We live in that area. Met my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren ages 2 1/2 thru 9 1/2 at the picnic benches outside the Maritime Explorium. The boys played catch, lots of space for a 2 1/2 year old to explore, and in warmer weather you can make use of the sprinklers. My son walked over to a local restaurant (PACES) and brought back dinner for the adults and Mexican wraps from SALSA SALSA for the kids. For dess ert we walked over to THE FRIGATE and nobody was disappointed. I treated myself to a Brooklyn Egg Cream for 50 cents and chocolate/peanut butter fudge. I know it will get very crowded with the warmer weather, but we will definitely go back. We have explored the Maritime Explorium which is educational for adults and children.

Visited May 2013
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4 Thank fran d
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