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May 19 Aug 31

American Girl Doll Raffle

Join us for our annual American Girl Doll Raffle at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

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August 18

Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop

Indigo vats will be set up for dyeing. Two cotton napkins are provided, and guests will be able to bring their own items to dye.

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August 18

Behind the scenes of the USS Monitor Collection

Come view items from the USS Monitor collections storage, which is typically not open to the public.

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August 18

Behind the scenes of the USS Monitor Collection

Come view items from the USS Monitor collections storage, which is typically not open to the public.

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August 20

Maritime Mondays

Fun for children! Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging learning activities, including storytime and a craft!

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August 20

Conservation Corner: Storage Box Making

Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving historical artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor.

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August 24

Conservation Corner: Inpainting

Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving historical artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor.

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August 25

Behind the scenes of the USS Monitor Collection

Come view items from the USS Monitor collections storage, which is typically not open to the public.

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August 25

Lecture: “Our Little Monitor

This talk will discuss some of the inventions devised by terrified northerners, as well as the legacy of the USS Monitor in American life and culture since its sinking on New Year’s Eve 1862.

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August 25

Behind the scenes of the USS Monitor Collection

Come view items from the USS Monitor collections storage, which is typically not open to the public.

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August 26

Bird Watching on the Noland Trail

Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for a bird watching workshop!

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August 27

Maritime Mondays

Fun for children! Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging learning activities, including storytime and a craft!

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August 27

Conservation Corner: Archival Storage

Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving historical artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor.

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August 29

Conservation Corner: X-Ray (Despatch Box)

Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving historical artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor.

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August 30

Blood Drive at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

The Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive this August. Please join us in saving lives by signing up to give a blood donation!

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August 31

Conservation Corner: Photogrammetry – 3D Modeling

Learn about the complex steps involved in conserving historical artifacts, including parts of the USS Monitor.

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Sep 1 Sep 30

$5 Museum Admission with Food Donation

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during September.

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September 1

Meet the Objects Conservator

Join Assistant Objects Conservator, Paige Schmidt, for an inside look at the conservation treatment, preventive care, and technical analysis of some of the institution’s treasured artifacts, and learn more about the stewardship of “America’s National Maritime” collection.

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September 15

Civil War Lecture: Battle of Galveston

Learn about the epic battle between two wooden “cottonclads,” CSS Neptune and CSS Westfield, and six Union ships. Hear about the surprising defeat of a Union ship, USS Harriet.

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September 20

Lecture: Enemy in Home Waters

When the U-151 arrived off the U.S. East Coast in May 1918, it was the first foreign enemy naval vessel to invade U.S. waters since the War of 1812. By the end of the war in 1918, three German U-boats had sunk a total of 10 vessels off North Carolina alone.

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Don't Miss

$1 Summer Admission
Only for the summer! Admission is $1 per person!

Now through Labor Day

The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks to unite people. Now through Labor Day, admission to the Museum will be reduced to $1 per person to engage as many people as possible because through the world’s waters, through our shared maritime heritage, we are all mariners.

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Answering America's Call
Newport News in World War I

Now Open

Learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more.

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The Mariners' Gallery Crawl
September 22, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Get up close and personal with rarely-seen artifacts at The Mariners’ Museum! Presented by TowneBank, take a voyage around the world at the Fourth Annual Mariners’ Gallery Crawl as you sip, savor, and explore the Museum. Visit international ports without leaving Newport News!

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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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Oceans 3D
Our Blue Planet

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D-Day
Normandy 1944 3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries