The Columbia River Maritime Museum will offer hands-on activities for winter break, special programs that will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 26-29 in the Ford Room.

All ages will enjoy learning about maritime history and science through the Museum’s interactive program, “Navigating the Past.”

Hands-on items and activities will provide a unique experience for the participants, such as the program “Sink or Float,” which allows families to learn about the science of buoyancy. Real life rafts will be on display and families can challenge themselves to see who can make a tin foil boat that holds the most marbles before sinking.

These programs are free with paid admission, and are always free to Museum members.

For information, call 503-325-2323 or go to