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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 26

Lecture: Laura Sook Duncombe

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

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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 Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…

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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 Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures…

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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 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, take your own photos with Santa, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts!…

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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 9

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos with Santa, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts!…

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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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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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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 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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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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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