The Discovery Barn: Sailing with Science at Mystic Seaport

Go ahead – sit on that display!

What museum would encourage kids to do something like that? Mystic Seaport, actually. More specifically, at the Discovery Barn “Force in Motion at Sea” exhibit. It is a buffet of hands-on learning opportunities. Children and adults are encouraged to learn by doing. From decoding signal flag messages to learning how sailboats sail with and against the wind. This exciting interactive learning space introduces the scientific concepts behind simple machines to demonstrate how vessels work and how sailors managed life at sea in the past and still do today!