Looking for a way to have a day out with the family and beat the summer heat? Head to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, which is holding its annual Pacific Basin Free Family Fun Day on June 23 to commemorate the Day of the Seafarer. During the day-long event, visitors will have free access to a variety of events and games to learn more about Hong Kong’s maritime industry and history, such as docent tours, game booths, screenings of marine movies, self-portrait workshop, storytelling, and treasure hunt worksheets for children.

The ‘Simulator Experience’ will be the highlight of the day, as visitors can steer a variety of ships, such as a container barge, high-speed boat, or even the Star Ferry. Another main attraction will be ‘Explore the Marine World with the Robot’, during which participants will embark on an adventure to meet marine wildlife and explore their habitats. During the 15-minute sessions, they will also learn fundamental principles of coding. While there is no registration required for these events, spaces are limited and entry will be allowed on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Visitors to the Pacific Basin Free Family Fun Day at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum can watch films, solve treasure hunt worksheets, and play games.

Visitors can also attend the English storytelling session for Little Carmen’s Maritime Dream and the Cantonese sessions for Seafarer’s Human Library, as well as the movie screenings held throughout the day. Worksheets for the treasure hunt can be picked up at any time of the day, and the last ones will be given out at 6pm. In addition, there will be game booths organised by Pacific Basin and the Hong Kong Seamen’s Union, film showings in the morning and afternoon, and three self-portrait workshops. The museum will also run docent tours throughout the day, starting at 11am.

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EVENTLOCATIONTIME & DATE
Pacific Basin Free Family Fun DayHong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier 810am-7pm, June 23

For the full schedule of events, visit the Hong Kong Maritime Museum website.

Image credits: Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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