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July 1

Train Like an America’s Cup Sailor

Speed and Innovation in the America’s Cup Presented by Max Plarr, Head Sailing Coach at Christopher Newport University FREE for…

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July 8

Civil War Lecture: Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: Conductor, Spy, ‘General’ Presented by Laurie King, Assistant Conservator, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil…

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July 10

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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July 17

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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July 22

Member Appreciation Saturday

Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday!

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July 24

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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July 31

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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August 7

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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August 12

Civil War Lecture: 19th Century Naval Ordnance

19th Century Naval Ordnance Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…

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August 14

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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August 21

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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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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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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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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December 9

Civil War Lecture: CSS Nashville

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

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Don't Miss

#FindtheBoat 2017
Join us for a scavenger hunt adventure contest!

Now Open!

Every Friday beginning June 16 and concluding July 28, we will post a clue on Instagram leading you to a boat or boat model currently on display in the Museum. Decipher the clue to discover the location of the boat, then snap a selfie with the boat for a chance to win a week-long Caribbean Carnival cruise for two valued at $2,500, along with other fantastic prizes!

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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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Polynesian Voyagers
Now Open!

October 1, 2016 - August 27, 2017

In collaboration with Hawaiian educators, the Hokule’a crew and staff, and the Polynesian community, this new exhibition is designed to evoke the feeling of what it is to be a voyager. Read about the origins of the Polynesian culture and the settlement of the vast Pacific islands.

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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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Journey to the
South Pacific 3D

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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