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November 17

Textiles of World War I

Learn about the American textile industry during World War I, and view quilts made between 1900 and 1920.

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November 17

Civil War Lecture: Rear Admiral John A. B. Dahlgren

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren is known as the ‘father of American naval ordnance’ and was commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, helping Sherman secure Savannah, Georgia.

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November 19

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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November 26

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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December 1

Wreathing of the Lions

Join us for the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington.

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December 1

Edward Hungerford: A European Travelogue

Join Curator of Photography Sarah Scruggs on a journey to several European cities in the 1920s and 1930s, through the photography of Edward B. Hungerford.

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December 3

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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December 6

Member Holiday Social

Join us for our Members’ Holiday Social on December 6 in the Museum Gift Shop.

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December 7

Civil War Round Table: Braxton Bragg

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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December 8

Breakfast with Santa

Meet Santa Claus, and enjoy holiday crafts and a hot breakfast!

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December 8

Civil War Lecture: Last Days of the Monitor

In 1862, the USS Monitor encountered a fierce storm on the afternoon of 30 December, sinking early on the 31st. Indeed, the little ship that had saved the nation was no more.

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December 9

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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December 10

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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December 14

Civil War Round Table: The Battle of Fredericksburg

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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December 15

Breakfast with Santa

Meet Santa Claus, and enjoy holiday crafts and a hot breakfast!

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December 15

Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop

Learn about scrimshaw – the art of carving on bone or ivory – and create your own piece of art to take home!

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December 17

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Jan 7 Jan 11

Museum Closed

From Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 11, the Museum will be closed for routine maintenance and staff training.

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January 13

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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January 14

Maritime Mondays

Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft!

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Discover your connection

Connected to the water, we are all Mariners!

We are united as one global community through our shared maritime heritage. Everyone has a tie to the water, whether through career, culture, family, or leisure. The Mariners’ Museum and Park is here to tell your story. We are your museum.

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Answering America's Call
Newport News in World War I

Now Open

Learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more.

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Fall Lecture Series
September - November

Lectures begin at 7:00 PM

Our Fall Lecture Series covers a fascinating array of maritime topics and stories, from German U-boats and underwater exploration to piracy's "Golden Age," and the essential oyster.

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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

Sea Rex 3D
Journey to a Prehistoric World

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Oceans 3D
Our Blue Planet

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries