Programs for Children The Museum offers educational programs for elementary students, high school students, summer camp groups, scouts, or other children's clubs or organizations. Some specific programs are listed below; additional special programs can be developed on request, geared to specific school curriculum and based on the Museum's collection and resources.
Art and the Automobile
Art classes are encouraged to see, sketch, and create works based on the Museum's collection of automobiles and advertising from the Brass Era.
The different types of engines – from gasoline to electric to steam – used in early automobiles are explored through the Museum's collection. Students learn about how engines and fuel use changed over time, and the options for alternative energy for automobiles of the future. (The documentary Who killed the Electric Car may be included for showing.)
Precision Manufacturing and Interchangeability
This builds on the Industrial Revolution in America and the birth of the automobile. Students view early sewing machines, typewriters, watches, and bicycles. They learn about the relationship between these products, mass production, and the automobile.
Programs for Adults
Programs have been offered in conjunction with Acadia Senior College and other senior groups. Programs can be developed on any topic of interest such as early bicycling or motor touring.
These feature the extremely rare horseless carriages from the Museum's collection being driven and interpreted on the Museum's grounds. Seal Cove is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can ride in antique automobiles like these while learning about their important history.
Other Programs for the General Public
Public programs are offered through the season such as License Plate Day, Horseless Carriage Day, Alternative Energy Day, and Miniature Car Day.