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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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November 28

Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017 Your Park, Our Duty The Huntington family established the Mariners’ Park in 1930 for our community—for you.…

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November 30

Lecture: History Below the Waves

History Below the Waves: Shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Presented by Jeff Gray, Superintendent of NOAA’s Thunder Bay…

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December 2

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus that includes pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon, and sausage. Plus, take your own photos…

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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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December 7

Members’ Holiday Social

  Join other Members of The Mariners’ Museum and Park for a holiday social at our Unclaimed Cargo Gift Shop!…

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December 9

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus that includes pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon, and sausage. Plus, take your own photos…

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December 9

Civil War Lecture: CSS Nashville

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

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December 14

Lecture: Linda Heywood

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen Presented by Linda Heywood Tickets are required for all evening lectures. General admission tickets…

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January 13

Civil War Lecture: The Capture of the St. Nicholas

Confederate Pirates: The Capture of the St. Nicholas Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins…

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February 10

Civil War Lecture: Passaic-class monitors

Passaic-class Monitors Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures…

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February 24

Rain Barrel Workshops

Learn to assemble a 55 gallon rain barrel that you can take home! In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative…

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March 10

Civil War Lecture: Civil War Naval Ordnance

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

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April 14

Civil War Lecture: DuPont’s Ironclad Attack on Charleston

DuPont’s Ironclad Attack on Charleston Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM…

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April 28

Rain Barrel Workshops

Learn to assemble a 55 gallon rain barrel that you can take home! In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative…

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May 12

Civil War Lecture: The Clarence/Tacony/Archer Affair

Confederate Piracy on the High Seas: The Clarence/Tacony/Archer Affair Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture…

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May 19

Rain Barrel Workshops

Learn to assemble a 55 gallon rain barrel that you can take home! In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative…

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Don't Miss

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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Another Look
Marine Photography from 1948-1972

Open October 7, 2017 through April 1, 2018

In conjunction with the James River Camera Club, the Museum held an annual juried photography exhibition from 1948 through 1972. Featuring prints from local and international photographers, the displayed images will be compiled in this retrospective photography exhibition to explore man's relationship with the sea.

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Views of the Baltic Sea
Contemporary Photographs from Greifswald, Germany

Open October 7, 2017 through January 7, 2018

Recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Newport News and Greifswald, Germany. Sister City relationships offer the flexibility to form connections between communities that are mutually beneficial and which address issues that are most relevant for each city. These photographs were created by eight photographers who live and work in the Greifswald region.

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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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Now Playing

Sea Monsters 3D
A Prehistoric Adventure

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The Last Reef 3D
Cities Beneath The Sea

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries