School Programs

The Mariners' Museum is dedicated to providing engaging school programming designed to enhance and supplement classroom instruction and to meet the Virginia SOLs and the National Standards of Learning.

Most programs emphasize instruction in the Museum's galleries and include the hands-on use of original or reproduction artifacts, allowing students to participate actively in the program. A docent-led tour designed to provide students with an overview of over 3,000 years of maritime history is included with most programs. Students have an opportunity to touch, listen, read, and discuss during their program and tour. Many of our classes can also be presented as outreach programs at your school.


Distance Learning
Online Exhibitions
Teacher Evaluation Form

Captive Passage Teaching

Programs are available Monday through Friday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Special accommodations can be made for weekend programming.

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so try to make your reservations a minimum of one month in advance. To book any program, contact the Education Department at (757) 591-7744. If you would like to book a program via email please contact us at