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September 23

Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop

Presented by Wisteria Perry, Manager of Student Programs Cost is $20 ($10 for Members) In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll…

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September 24

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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September 26

Museum Closed

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, September 26, for a staff event.

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September 28

Lecture: Film Screening and Discussion of Tidewater

Presented by Movie Director Roger Sorkin, U.S. Navy Capt. Dean VanderLey, and Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips Tickets…

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October 5

Members-Only Double-Feature Preview

Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM You are invited to experience this double-feature preview as we premier two photography exhibitions…

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Noland Trail in Fall
October 10

Sunset Photography Walk on the Noland Trail

FREE and Open to the Public Join members of the James River Camera Club for a special family-friendly evening walk…

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October 14

Civil War Lecture: Silk and Rifles

Silk and Rifles: The Southern Belle and the Union Naval Blockade Presented by Guest Lecturer Emily Schwalbe, Archaeologist, Clemson University-Warren…

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October 17

Book Reading and Signing with Captain Jack

Captain Jack Molan has spent most of his life on the Bering and Arctic Seas, beginning his fishing career as…

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October 21

Book Signing: The Bermuda Privateer

FREE with Museum Admission Join author William Westbrook for a special presentation of his novel, The Bermuda Privateer. This new…

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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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Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
50th Anniversary

Open August 5, 2017 through February 11, 2018

In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Hampton Roads Ship Model Society, The Mariners’ Museum and Park opened an exhibition presenting a selection of ship models from talented members.

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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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The Mariners' Gallery Crawl
“The Secret Life of Objects”

September 16, 2017

Marvel at the unexpected discoveries made by our collections experts. Experience rare artifacts up-close and hear the scandalous secrets that will have you gasping with delight. Enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you throughout each fascinating corner of The Mariners’ Museum and into another time.

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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