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January 28

Scrimshaw Workshop

Learn about the history of scrimshaw and try your hand at creating a small scrimshaw project.

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January 28

Navigating by the Stars

Join us for a unique stargazing and navigational experience, as we learn about navigational techniques from two cultures.

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February 4

The African and African-American Presence in the Maritime World

Tours at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Join Museum staff on a unique guided tour of The Mariners’ Museum as…

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February 11

“Children of Blue Waters”

Performances at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Children of Blue Waters is a multimedia performance-art piece featuring Master Storyteller Mendel…

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February 11

Civil War Lecture: So How Much of the USS Monitor Do You Actually Have?

So How Much of the USS Monitor Do You Actually Have? Presented by Will Hoffman, Senior Conservator and Conservation Project…

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February 18

“I Come From Old Virginny”

Performances at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM I Come From Old Virginny demonstrates the changing sound and perception of the…

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February 25

“Anansi” and Other African Folktales

Performances at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Throughout the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and…

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February 25

The African and African-American Presence in the Maritime World

Tours at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Join Museum staff on a unique guided tour of The Mariners’ Museum as…

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February 25

Safety at Sea Seminar 2017

Presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Landfall Navigation   Doors open at 7:30 AM Join us for a day-long Safety…

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Mar 4 Mar 5

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend commemorates 155 years since the Battle of the Ironclads, the Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever.

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History Bites
March 4

History Bites

A food tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

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March 9

Lecture: Tamara Thornton

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers Presented by Tamara Thornton Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for…

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March 18

Hawaiian Quilting Workshop

Learn the basics of design, cutting, layout, and needle-turn appliqué techniques needed to produce a small quilted piece.

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March 18

Civil War Lecture: Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts

Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts Presented by Hannah Fleming, Coordinator, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures…

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March 23

Lecture: William Geroux

The Mathews Men Presented by William Geroux Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins at…

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April 3

Lecture: Michael Tougias

So Close To Home Presented by Michael Tougias Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins…

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April 8

Civil War Lecture: Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks

Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks: Research and Innovations Presented by Elsa Sangouard, Senior Conservator, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30…

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April 22

New Explorations of Island Earth

Join us as we explore new frontiers in marine science with our friends from Virginia Sea Grant, and check in with Hokule’a as she sails across the Pacific!

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April 22

Member Appreciation Saturday

Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday!

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May 4

Lecture: Jack Griffin

America’s Cup in Bermuda Presented by Jack Griffin Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins…

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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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Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
Minorities in the Civil War

March 4 - 5, 2017

To commemorate the 1862 Battle of the Ironclads between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, the Museum will host a weekend full of family-friendly activities, living history encampments, reenactors, cannon firing and blacksmithing demonstrations, special events, lectures, and more! This year, in addition to the Battle itself, the weekend will focus on minorities in the Civil War.

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Black History Month Series
Guided tours, lectures, stories, and more!

Saturdays in February

The Mariners’ Museum is honoring Black History Month with a calendar full of activities. All activities are FREE with Museum admission.

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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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Penguins
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Journey to the
South Pacific 3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries