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Pirate Days Sail into Maritime Museum of San Diego in May

The two-day event held on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 will be full of activities, complete with a mermaid grotto and a scavenger hunt for pirate treasure.

Grab your eye patches and perfect your best pirate lingo mateys, because Pirate Days are coming to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

The two-day event includes kids costume contests, cannon firing, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, real parrots, a mermaid grotto, live music, and a scavenger hunt for pirate treasure!

Swashbucklers even have a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to an advance screening of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, which opens May 26.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-12; kids 2 and under are free.

Pirate Days tickets include general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and all pirate activities.

Those who wear pirate or mermaid costumes will receive a $2 discount on admission.

A 45-minute Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the San Diego Harbor Pilot, with pirates on board, is available for an additional $7 with purchase of Pirate Days tickets.

Tickers to the popular live pirate performance Boarded aboard the Californian, the official tall ship of California.

Pirate Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

Adults with replica weapons must have them secured. The replica weapons cannot be drawn, organizers said.

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