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August 28

Maritime Mondays

  Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging, learning activities for children that include story…



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September 9

Civil War Lecture: The Many Faces of Preservation

The Many Faces of Preservation: Where does Conservation End and Restoration Begin? Presented by Lesley Haines, Assistant Conservator, USS Monitor



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September 16

Civil War Lecture: USS Mississippi

USS Mississippi: Ship of the Manifest Destiny Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30…



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September 16

The Mariners’ Gallery Crawl: The Secret Life of Objects

Marvel at the unexpected discoveries made by our collections experts—from the mysterious lock of hair found behind the miniature portrait…



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September 23

Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop

Presented by Wisteria Perry, Manager of Student Programs Cost is $20 ($10 for Members) In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll…



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September 24

Bird Watching on the Noland Trail

FREE and open to the public Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for…



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September 28

Lecture: Film Screening and Discussion of Tidewater

Presented by Movie Director Roger Sorkin, U.S. Navy Capt. Dean VanderLey, and Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips This…



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Noland Trail in Fall
October 10

Sunset Photography Walk on the Noland Trail

FREE and Open to the Public Join members of the James River Camera Club for a special family-friendly evening walk…



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October 14

Civil War Lecture: Silk and Rifles

Silk and Rifles: The Southern Belle and the Union Naval Blockade Presented by Guest Lecturer Emily Schwalbe, Archaeologist, Clemson University-Warren…



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October 16

Lecture: Laura Sook Duncombe

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Presented by Author Laura Sook Duncombe This lecture…



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October 21

Book Signing: The Bermuda Privateer

FREE with Museum Admission Join author William Westbrook for a special presentation of his novel, The Bermuda Privateer. This new…



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October 22

Bird Watching on the Noland Trail

FREE and open to the public Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for…



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October 28

Introduction to Scrimshaw

In this workshop, learn about the history of scrimshaw: the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form—popular…



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October 28

Civil War Lecture: Torpedoes

Torpedoes: Infernal Machines Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures…



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Noland Trail in Fall
November 4

Fall Photography Nature Walk on the Noland Trail

FREE and Open to the Public Take a walk on the Noland Trail with members of the James River Camera…



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November 4

Civil War Lecture: It’s Science!

It’s Science! Presented by Elsa Sangouard and Kate Sullivan, Conservators, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…



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November 18

Workshop on Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

Indigo—prized for centuries due to its beautiful purple-blue color and its rarity—was often referred to as “blue gold.” Originally produced…



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November 18

Civil War Lecture: CSS Manassas

CSS Manassas Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures are…



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November 21

Explorers Theater Closed

The Explorers Theater will be closed on Tuesday, November 21 for maintenance, reopening on November 22.



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December 5

Sailing by Starlight: An Introduction to Celestial Navigation

In this family-friendly workshop, we’ll explore the various tools and techniques that sailors have used to find their way across…



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Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
50th Anniversary

Open August 5, 2017 through February 11, 2018

In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Hampton Roads Ship Model Society, The Mariners’ Museum and Park opened an exhibition presenting a selection of ship models from talented members.

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Speed and Innovation in the America’s Cup
Featuring the Oracle Team USA AC72 catamaran

Now Open!

The America’s Cup is the world’s premier yachting race, a high-stakes “win-at-all-costs” international sailing competition. As the world’s oldest international sporting competition, predating modern olympics, the world’s best sailors and most advanced boats have competed for the coveted silver trophy since 1851.

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The Mariners' Gallery Crawl
“The Secret Life of Objects”

September 16, 2017

Marvel at the unexpected discoveries made by our collections experts. Experience rare artifacts up-close and hear the scandalous secrets that will have you gasping with delight. Enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you throughout each fascinating corner of The Mariners’ Museum and into another time.

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Explorers Theater

3D Movie Prices

Adult

$6

Member

$5

Child 3 and under

$2

Tickets to Explorers Theater are in addition to the price of Museum admission. Movies and showtimes subject to change without notice.
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The Last Reef 3D
Cities Beneath The Sea

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Pirates
3D

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20,000 Leagues
Under The Sea 3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries