The Museum of Maritime Pets, established in 2006, explores and interprets the role of domestic animals on sea voyages from ancient times to the present. It is the only museum of its kind in the world, and celebrates the contributions of pets to war and peacetime maritime pursuits.
Domestic animals have been going to sea since man first launched boats. They have served as mascots, messengers, companions, pest controllers, hunters, rescuers, and workers. Discover the roles animals have played on various types of maritime missions.
Exhibits and programs examine the range of activities engaged in by maritime pets, including: voyages of exploration, colonization, war, commerce, and peacetime research activities.
The museum offers a small portable exhibit to groups requesting a presentation by a museum member, and we also have a short film detailing several types of maritime pets and their history.
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, America's sailing capital, the museum conducts research and presents public programs featuring animals and the sea. At present, we are a web-based resource, but we hope to occupy permanent quarters soon!
A fundraising campaign is underway to help us achieve this goal, so that we can welcome the public to our exhibits and research library.
Visit us for a unique and heart-warming experience!