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The Mariners' entrance in snow
January 18

Museum Open at 11:00 AM

Due to inclement weather, the Museum will open at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 18.

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January 19

MOCA at the Mariners’

Want a night out with variety and fun you won’t find anywhere else? Check out MOCA at the Mariners’!

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January 20

iPhone Photography Workshop

Learn how to shoot the best photos you possibly can, using apps that will help push your pictures to the next level.

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January 20

Android Photography Workshop

Learn how to shoot the best photos you possibly can, using apps that will help push your pictures to the next level.

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January 27

Hilton Village Lecture: The Huntington Family of Newport News

This is the first of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”.

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January 28

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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February 3

The Technology of the America’s Cup

Maritime Connections: The Technology of the America’s Cup Presented by Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, Director of Collections Lecture begins at 2:30 PM…

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February 3

Macro Photography Workshop

Join the Mariners’ Museum Staff and the James River Camera Club for a 3-hour adventure taking up close and personal photos of the Mariners’ collection!

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February 10

Beyond the Shackles

Beyond the Shackles: The Role of African-Americans During the Civil War By the mid-nineteenth century, not every African-American was enslaved;…

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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 11

The African and African-American Presence in the Maritime World

Join Museum staff on a unique guided tour of The Mariners’ Museum as we discover the influences of Africans and…

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February 17

Safety at Sea

Join us for the most comprehensive near coastal safety at sea program offered in the Hampton Roads area.

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February 17

Storytelling with Dylan Pritchett

Storytelling at 1 PM and 2 PM A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller, taking…

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February 22

Lecture: American Dunkirk

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf explore how people pull together to respond to and recover from catastrophic events.

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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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February 24

Hilton Village Lecture: Homer Lenoir Ferguson

This is the second of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”.

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February 25

Anansi and Other African Folktales

Throughout the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and explain the workings of the world. In…

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March 3

The Comeback: How Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup

Maritime Connections: The Comeback · How Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup Presented by Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, Director of…

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Mar 10 Mar 11

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend

On March 10 and 11, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will commemorate the Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever.

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March 10

Civil War Lecture: The Age of Iron

The Age of Iron Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil…

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Black History Month Series
Free with Museum admission

Select dates in February

Join us as we commemorate Black History Month with a variety of interactive programs focusing on the influences and contributions of Africans and African-Americans in our maritime world.

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Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
Modern Marvels: Technology in the Civil War

March 10-11, 2018

On March 10 and 11, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will commemorate the Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever. The Battle of Hampton Roads—when the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw—proved the supremacy of iron to wood. The Museum remembers the Battle with a weekend full of family-friendly activities, living history encampments, and more!

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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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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