Building on the success of its popular Downeaster Days summer program, Penobscot Marine Museum is offering a school vacation program during February for children in grades K-5. Parents may register children for “Liberty Winter” for a single day or the entire four-day session, which takes place Feb. 22 to 25.

“Liberty Winter keeps children excited about learning, and it enables parents to maintain their regular working schedule during school break,” said Susan Henkel, an educator at the museum, in a news release. “Each day of the program has a special focus.”

Tuesday, Feb. 22, will focus on Presidents Day and the connections to Maine of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Wednesday, Feb. 23, is Rock and Shell Day, including art and cooking projects; on Thursday, Feb. 24, children will learn about sailors, ships and the sea; and on Friday, Feb. 25, campers will work on photography projects using both traditional and digital technologies.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Susan Henkel at, call 548-2529 ext.202, or visit