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Discovering Historic Plymouth & Cape Cod With Your Grandchild

Program No. 16349RJ
Journey to Plymouth Rock with your grandchild to find out about life in America 400 years ago for pilgrims and native people. Learn about the Mayflower, and watch for whales!

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At a Glance

Ahoy, matey! Hop aboard this Atlantic adventure on the coast of Massachusetts with your grandchild. Have you ever wanted to meet a pilgrim who sailed aboard the Mayflower? Now you can! At Plimoth Plantation, costumed colonists will tell you what it was like to live in America almost 400 years ago. Find out about their dangerous journey across the Atlantic Sea, and walk through houses like the ones they built in their new home of Plimoth (later spelled Plymouth). Meet boat scientists who will help you navigate Atlantic waterways, and grab your binoculars as you search the waters for the largest mammal on earth: the whale. Plus, go on a scavenger hunt and have fun swimming in the ocean!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain. Sitting and standing during lectures and activities. Riding motor coach for around 1-1.5 hour a day.

What You'll Learn

  • Step into the lives of Pilgrims and Native Americans who lived in the region through living history exhibits and workshops at the Plimoth Patuxet Museum.
  • While onboard a research vessel, become a scientist yourself as you fill your test tubes with plankton to learn about Cape Cod’s marine animals.
  • Set out on a whale watching expedition in Plymouth Harbor.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 7-10.
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