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Sep 4 Sep 30

$5 Museum Admission with Food Donation

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during September, starting on the 4th.

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September 25

Gift Shop Closed

The Gift Shop will be closed on Tuesday, September 25 for year-end inventory. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Gift Shop will reopen on Wednesday.

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October 6

Chemistry and Conservation: It’s Science!

Objects can tell stories, if one has the tools to listen. Chemistry has many tools that enable us to hear stories that are otherwise hidden to us. This talk will share how we use chemistry to listen to our objects.

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October 13

Birthday of the U.S. Navy: Costumed Historical Interpreters

The U.S. Navy will be 243 years old on Saturday, October 13, 2018! Come celebrate their birthday with Costumed Historical Interpreters portraying different periods in U.S. Naval History.

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October 14

The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay

Part of The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival, this Marathon & Relay will give runners the opportunity to race the ONLY event run on the beautiful Noland Trail.

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October 14

The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival

The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event, featuring pirate-themed activities all day long!

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October 18

Lecture: Remember the Tampa!

Hear about the riveting history of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Tampa, and its part in World War I.

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October 20

World War I Quilting Workshop

Learn how women supported World War I efforts through quilting, and create your own block of pattern to take home.

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October 20

Civil War Lecture: USS Cairo

One of the first Union ironclads constructed, USS Cairo was a City-class gunboat that gave the Union a tremendous advantage during operations along the Mississippi.

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October 28

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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November 3

The Art of Paper Conservation

Prints, drawings, documents, books, photographs and other historic artifacts made of paper require specialized care. Learn about the ins and outs of paper conservation.

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November 8

Lecture: Eric Jay Dolin

Learn about the star pirates of American piracy’s “Golden Age,” including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Edward Low.

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November 14

Lecture: Rowan Jacobsen

Hear about the resurgence of the oyster and recent breakthroughs in oyster restoration.

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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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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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Don't Miss

The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival
Trails, Ales and Pirate Tales

Sunday, October 14, 2018 · 1 – 5 PM

The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event, featuring live music, craft beer tastings, food trucks, pirate storytelling, Scallywag School, hayrides, and more!

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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





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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Now Playing

Oceans 3D
Our Blue Planet

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Normandy 1944 3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries