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December 1

Giving Tuesday

Celebrate the great American tradition of giving! Giving Tuesday is a national holiday assigned to kick off the giving season.…

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December 5

Community Day for Hampton Roads Residents

Visit the #1 attraction in Newport News to see what all the rage is about! Check out the new underwater…

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Cleaning the temperature gauge
December 5

Civil War Lecture Series: History in Your Hands

“History in Your Hands” USS Monitor Conservation staff Join conservation staff from the USS Monitor Project for a unique, hands-on…

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Entrance to The Mariners' Museum
December 8

Closing Early

The Mariners’ Museum will be closing early at 3:30PM on Tuesday, December 8, for a staff event.

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Holiday shopping at The Mariners' Museum Gift Shop
December 9

Museum Members Holiday Open House

Members will receive a special 15% discount for this event only. Bring one guest who can also enjoy the discount! James…

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May 15, 2014, Steven Callahan lectured on "Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea."
December 10

Lecture: James Delgado

James Delgado: The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor Join Dr. James Delgado in an illustrated tour of some of Japan’s…

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Holiday Pomander
December 12

Holiday Pomander Workshop

The Age of Exploration was fueled by a quest for spices, and one of the most sought after were cloves.…

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December 12

Breakfast with Santa

This event is Sold Out. Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, listen to A Pirate’s Night…

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Wreck of the USS <em>Monitor</em>
December 12

Civil War Lecture Series: The Last Days of the Monitor

The last week of the USS Monitor’s career ranged from a hearty Christmas celebration to an encounter with a fierce winter gale off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Learn about the Christmas dinner and the desperate attempt to save the Monitor.

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Christmas Monitor
December 12

Christmas on the Monitor

Join us for “A Monitor Christmas,” as we celebrate like the officers and crew of the famed Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor.

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Liquid Light
Photography Beneath the Sea

Now open through January 31, 2016

There is a world beneath the sea unlike anything seen on land. Liquid Light explores these ocean depths with black-and-white photography, capturing a quality of light that exists only underwater.

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Community Day
$5 Admission

December 5 • 9 AM - 5 PM

Admission is only $5 per person and kids three and under are free for Hampton Roads residents. Come see what the #1 attraction in Newport News has to offer!

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Christmas On The Monitor
Experience Life as a Sailor

Saturday, December 12 • 6 PM

Climb aboard the Monitor to enjoy a meal and experience daily life of the enlisted men and officers of the famed ironclad warship. Dine as an Officer or a Crew Member, and experience the typical meal of a sailor!

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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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Jean-Michel Cousteau’s
Secret Ocean 3D

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Rescue 3D

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