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Brilliant Minds Work on Weekends A Multi-Generational Educational Program

Learn with your child, grandchild, niece, nephew. You and your 8-12 year old are invited to join us for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Choose the cycle start date most convenient for you. If you are unable to make one of the sessions, it can be picked up in the next cycle- each individual session consists of S-T-E-A-M and repeats itself in next cycle allowing one to pick up the missing session should this be necessary.

The child and her/his mentor will be learning about Lighthouses together and developing lifelong bonds using Lighthouses as a catalyst for creating lasting memories! As there are over 15,000 Lighthouses in the world, we are hoping a mutual interest will develop between a child and his/her mentor:

  • to see and climb lights together
  • to possibly inspire a maritime career in a child
  • to learn together through art to work together using STEAM…
  • to possibly take a Lighthouse boat tour over the summer to see lights up close 
  • to enjoy Saturday mornings together for four weeks and achieve a sense of accomplishment together upon completion of the sessions with a Certificate of Completion
  • to develop a class book of classmates works to receive at the end to remember the experience

For more information and to register click here: Brilliant Minds Work on Weekends

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Earth Day Weather Forecasting Seminar

The National Lighthouse Museum and the America’s Boating Club (US Power Squadron, Established 1914, Staten Island Club) have teamed up to present a Basic Weather and Forecasting seminar on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. This seminar could be a lifesafer for boaters and a valuable resource for weather enthusiasts.

Topics covered are as follows:
  • Air Masses and Fronts
  • Highs, Lows and Winds
  • Mid-latitude Storms
  • Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  • Clouds
  • Thunderstorms
  • Fog
  • Beaufort Scale
  • Forecasting
  • Forecasting Tips
  • Internet Weather Resources

The cost is $15 for Museum members and $25 for guests. A certificate of participation will be presented at the conclusion of the seminar.

For more information and to register, click here: Weather Forecasting Seminar

 Jane’s Walk, Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00 PM

Explore the Early American history of the current site of the National Lighthouse Museum. Long before its role as the General Depot for the Lighthouse Service, the area around the Depot was an important freshwater source to the Lenape and later to British troops during the French and Indian War.  The site also served as the Marine Hospital/Quarantine until its burning in 1858 by concerned Staten Island residents. Join James Sarlo as he takes visitors around the site of the General Depot and discusses what came before. This FREE walking tour includes free admission to the National Lighthouse Museum.

Tour is less than .25 miles and last approximately one hour.  Tour starts at the Museum.

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Tuesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Always closed on Mondays and holidays

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