Teachers bring your class to visit Draken at Mystic Seaport!
We have collaborated with the Education Department at Mystic Seaport to produce this joint program. It consists of a new Planetarium show called “Stars of the Vikings,” a tour of the Draken, a hands-on activity making a navigational tool used by the Norsemen and a visit
to the historic preservation shipyard to discuss how and why Viking ships were built the way they were.
Mystic Seaport is the leading maritime museum in the US. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four US National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. And now your students can also tour the World´s largest Viking Ship in Mystic Seaport this fall/winter/spring.
Nautical Norseman Program
- Learn about the star myths of the Vikings, Norse constellations and explorers in a 30-minute Planetarium show;
- Compare and contrast historical and contemporary issues related to shipbuilding and exploration, reasons why ships are shaped the way they are and the evolution of navigational and shipbuilding tools;
- Learn about Vikings “then and now” and gain a deeper understanding of their culture;
- Compare and contrast historical Viking voyages with the 2016 voyage of the Draken Harald Hårfagre
*Students will have the opportunity to get onboard the Viking ship, the largest of its kind built in modern times. Draken Harald Hårfagre is scheduled to depart in late Spring 2018, so book this program early.
Offered: Year-round; call for specific hours in the winter months
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $21.50 per student (includes admission, Planetarium program and tour); $24 per non-teacher chaperone; teachers free