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 Journey into the exciting world of real pirates and experience true adventures that are more powerful than the stuff of legends!

 A National Geographic exhibition, Real Pirates displays genuine artifacts from the Whydah, an 18th century pirate ship that was found off the coast of Cape Cod in 1984 by underwater explorer Barry Clifford. Feast your eyes on priceless treasures of gold and silver—some you can actually touch. Get a close-up look at the real guns and swords they brandished. Even learn the steps pirates took to fire a cannon. Find out what it was like to be true pirate, the code of conduct they lived by and the surprisingly democratic, outlaw society they created. Their stories have been told and retold. Their adventures have filled storybook pages and movie screens. Now, get the true tale of Real Pirates, only at the Portland Science Center.


Hours of Admission*

MON & TUES_______________CLOSED

WED - THURS____10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FRI & SAT________10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SUN____________ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


*Exhibition gallery closes one hour after the last admission

 Timed ticketingEntrance into the exhibition is granted within a 30-minute window, beginning at the time printed on your ticket. When adding tickets to your shopping cart on the right, you will be prompted to select your desired entrance window. If you do not arrive during your scheduled entrance window, we will make every effort to accommodate you during the next time slot with availability. Once admitted to the exhibition there is no time limit, however, patrons will be asked to leave one hour after the last admission time.

 To Purchase tickets by phone, please call #866.822.4780

 Groups Rates (+10)

 For discounted group sales rates, please contact Groups Sales Director

at 207-812-3848 or email Groups@PortlandScienceCenter.

Also available for Private Events.

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Portland Science Center 68 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101