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October 14

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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October 17

Rich Carlstedt and the ultimate USS Monitor steam engine model

Come hear a special guest lecture by national award-winning model maker and engineer Richard “Rich” Carlstedt on how USS Monitor‘s amazing main steam engine worked.

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October 21

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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October 26

Life Saving MEDIC-Style Skills

Come gain life saving skills or sharpen what you already know at The Mariners’ Museum and Park with the MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Training Course.

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October 27

Life Saving MEDIC-Style Skills

Come gain life saving skills or sharpen what you already know at The Mariners’ Museum and Park with the MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Training Course.

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October 27

Bird Watching on the Noland Trail

Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for a bird watching workshop!

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October 28

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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November 1

Civil War Round Table: Beginnings of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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November 2

Going to Pieces over Conservation: Treatment of USS Monitor’s Gun Carriages

Presented by Elsa Sangouard, Senior Conservator, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM Join Elsa Sangouard,…

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November 2

Nature Workshop:
Out of My Gourd!

Gourds are not only used for cooking delicious meals, but some varieties such as pumpkins, summer squashes, and some winter squashes can also be transformed into beautiful and unique musical instruments.

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November 4

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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November 8

Civil War Round Table: Building of the USS Monitor

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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November 9

Civil War Lecture: Robert Smalls and CSS Planter

Robert Smalls and CSS Planter Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM…

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November 10

Friendly Hours

Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

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November 11

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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November 15

Civil War Round Table: CSS Stonewall

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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November 16

Toys Ahoy! Opening Day

Come explore your childhood again and delight in this wonderful exhibit as we take you down memory lane with Toys Ahoy! at “America’s National Maritime Museum!”

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November 16

Hampton Roads History: Operation Torch

“Operation Torch” was the first Anglo-American amphibious invasion of World War II. It was meant to open a second front against the Axis Powers in North Africa.

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November 18

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities.

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November 21

Lecture: Larry Saint and Karla Smith

Hear co-authors Larry Saint and Karla Smith discuss the important role of the James River lighthouses in our country’s history, and how technology and the decline of river commerce led to their demise in the 1930s.

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Don't Miss

The Mariners' Arrrtober Festival
Trails, Ales and Pirate Tales

Sunday, October 13

The event begins with The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay, hosted by Flat-Out Events. The festival fun will begin at 1 p.m. with live music, craft beer tastings, food trucks, pirate storytelling, Scallywag School, Teeny Tiny Farm animals, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, and more!

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EVENING LECTURE SERIES
FREE for Members or $5 per guest

September - November • 7:00 PM

Evening Lectures cover a wide range of maritime topics and are presented by nationally and internationally recognized authors, filmmakers, historians, scientists and other experts in their fields. Author lectures are followed by a book signing.

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Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood
New Exhibition

Opens November 16

Adventure is out there! Toys Ahoy! is a new and fun exhibition that connects the young and the young at heart. Come explore your childhood again, and delight over a collection of 100 different items from children's books, games, and toys!

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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

Deepsea Challenge
3D

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Great Barrier Reef
in 3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries