Penobscot Marine Museum will offer special exhibits and activities in connection with the Searsport Lobster Boat Races, Saturday, July 9.

An exhibit about lobsters and lobstering will be on display at the Searsport town dock from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Between noon and 4 p.m., the museum will offer a children’s craft activity at Mosman Park. Racing begins at 10 a.m. and may be viewed from both locations.

At the museum itself, the Maine Antique Power Association will show a variety of rare old engines, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn.

All of the above are free. In addition, visitors who pass through the museum’s admission center may view other lobster-related exhibits, including several full-size lobster boats, lobstering gear, model lobster boats, and a brief video about a lobsterman’s work day. Visitors may also meet “Ironclaw,” the resident live lobster in the museum’s saltwater touch-tank.

Museum admission is $8 for adults, $3 for ages 7-15, and free for children under 7 years. Admission is always free for Searsport residents and museum members.

Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to one of New England’s largest display of historic boats and outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, ship models and historic photography.

Its three-acre, 12-building campus re-creates a bustling coastal village during the Age of Sail. Activities and exhibits for children and adults make it a special place for family visits and history enthusiasts.

Penobscot Marine Museum is at 40 E. Main St. (US Rte. 1) in Searsport. More information can be found at:, or by calling 548-2529.