March Break 2023: Adventure at Sea!

March 11 to March 19

10 am to 4 pm (Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm)

Join us for an Adventure at Sea this March Break! Sail away and grab your crewmates on a journey: answer questions that will guide you through our museum spaces. Choose wisely as you will be challenged at activity stations!

Explore the privateer and pirate life and learn what tools you’ll need to survive a life at sea. Try your hand at family-friendly shipboard games and make merry in creating mini crafts with a maritime theme!


Saturday, March 11, 11 am – 12 noon

The Terrible, Horrible Smelly Pirate, Special Author Appearance and Craft Activity!

This favorite, local book will be read by our special guests, the co-authors Jacqueline Halsey and Carrie Muller! To kick off the first day of March Break, join them in this reading adventure and make-and-take home your special craft. Book copies are available for purchase in our  Marine Heritage Store so get your personal copy and have it autographed by Jackie and Carrie!


Saturday, March 18, 11 am – 12 noon

The Terrible Horrible Smelly Beach, Special Author Appearance and Craft Activity! 

Join us for the last Saturday of our Adventure at Sea March Break! Our special guests, co-authors Jacqueline Halsey and Carrie Muller make a return appearance for their reading of the long-awaited follow-up to the gut-busting picture book (read last week), The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate – this time with an environmental message! There’s a craft making activity to take home, and copies of the book can be purchased in our Marine Heritage Store. Get your personal copy and have it autographed by Jackie and Carrie!


About the authors:

Jacqueline Halsey lives with her husband, Ray, and rescue cat Piper in a ninety-year-old house overlooking Halifax Harbour. After a long, fun career in the children’s department of Halifax Public Libraries, she now spends her time renovating the old house, writing, biking, and enjoying the local beaches. In the summer she is an interpretive guide on historic McNabs Island and takes part in the annual beach clean-ups.


Carrie Muller lives in Dartmouth, NS where she’s settling into retired life with her husband Doug. After a long, wonderful career with Halifax Public Libraries she’s now enjoying more time spent with family, boating, sea glass hunting and walking the many local lake trails and beaches. 

Reading, journaling, and planning the next Big Travel Adventure keep her occupied most days.