June 20, 2012
-- To celebrate summer vacation, the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus now offers free children’s activities every Saturday. The “Dive into Summer” program features kid-friendly activities including arts and crafts, science experiments, water balloon fun, torpedo building and more. All activities take place from 10 am – 1 pm at the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus located at One Crystal Lake Road, Groton CT 06340. All “Dive in to Summer” events are free and registration is not required.
The next “Dive into Summer” event will take place on Saturday, June 23 and will feature a Razzle-Dazzle Camouflage activity. Children will learn about World War II submarine camouflage and decorate a giant paper submarine together. Each child will get to create their own piece of “camouflage”
to add to the patchwork submarine. To learn about future children’s programming in July and August visit the Submarine Force Museum and USS Nautilus event page: http://www.ussnautilus.org/events/index.shtml
About the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus
Originally established in 1955 by General Dynamics Corporation as “The Submarine Library”, the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus was donated to the United States Navy in 1964. The museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, quickly gained respect for its archival and research value. It is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy and as such is the primary repository for artifacts, documents and photographs relating to U.S. Submarine Force history. The museum's collections include more than 33,000 artifacts, 20,000 significant documents and 30,000 photographs. The 6,000 volume reference and research library is a world-renowned collection relative to the history of U.S. submarines and is open to anyone looking for information on submarines or submarine history. The museum offers free admission for all visitors. For more information please visit http://www.ussnautilus.org