Our Dock Toys are interactive exhibits right on the docks! These exhibits focus on maritime skills every sailor should know ranging from knot tying, how to measure water depth without sonar technology, and using signal flags as a form of communication.
Whether you’re already down at South Lake Union and need to kill some time or at CWB for a sailing lesson, these interactive exhibits are available for the public and are great educational resources to learn something new! Come down to The Center for Wooden Boats to experience what a living maritime museum is!
We currently have seven exhibits available for all ages to interact with:
MOVING HEAVY OBJECTS
Learn about mechanical advantage with this block and tackle exhibit!
KNOW YOUR KNOTS!
Learn how to tie a bowline, sheep sheet, square knot, and more!
SIGNAL FLAGS: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?
Communicate a secret message to a partner across the dock!
MEASURING DEPTH: FOLLOW THE LEAD LINES
Learn how deep Lake Union is by measuring the water depth!
SAILING WIND WHEEL
Learn the different points of sail, careful, wind changes quickly here at South Lake Union!
SEE THE HISTORY OF LAKE UNION
Play I-Spy with binoculars and see the different wonders Lake Union has to offer!
CRACKING THE CODE
This morse code exhibit is currently under maintenance – we apologize for any inconvenience. Check back soon!