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Oct 18 Nov 6

Hokule’a at The Mariners’ Museum

Hokule’a and her dry dock crew will be at The Mariners’ Museum to perform needed restoration on the 62’ voyaging…

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October 22

Member Appreciation Day

Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday! On this quarterly day of discovery, the Museum will be offering docent-led tours and special activities for our Members.

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October 22

The Trees on the Trail Workshop

Bring the family for a free adventure on the Noland Trail! This special family workshop, led by Tree Steward and…

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October 22

Pirate Halloween Party

Play games and activities such as ring the hook, walk-the-plank, and more Trick-or-treat with candy and toy prizes at each…

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November 3

Lecture: William Fox

Fall Lecture Series: The James River Presented by William Fox Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members.…

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November 8

Lecture: Michael Tougias

Fall Lecture Series: The Finest Hours Presented by Michael Tougias Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members.…

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November 12

Indigo Workshop: 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.”…

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November 12

Civil War Lecture: 3-D Monitor

Civil War Lecture Series: 3-D Monitor –The use of 3-D technology to map a shipwreck Presented by Joe Hoyt, NOAA’s…

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November 19

The History of Grog

Join us as we delve into the story of grog in the U.S. Navy. Enjoy grog tastings.

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November 29

Giving Tuesday

Support The Museum and Park on this National Day of Giving! Celebrate the great American tradition of giving! Giving Tuesday…

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Polynesian Voyagers
Now Open!

October 1, 2016 - June 11, 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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Crabtree Gallery
Guest Favorite!

The Miniature ships of Winnifred and August F. Crabtree

The jewel of The Mariners’ Museum’s collection! From a primitive raft to a Venetian galleass decorated with 359 carved figures, the evolution of boatbuilding is depicted in an unparalleled display of craftsmanship by artist/carver August F. Crabtree.

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Christmas on the Monitor
We're Gonna Party Like It's 1862

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Enjoy the Festivities with Reenactors, Live Music, Historically-based Menu, Grog, Dancing & Canon Fire!

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Explorers Theater

3D Movie Prices





Child 3 and under


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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Galapagos 3D:
Nature's Wonderland

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries