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August 14

Virtual Lecture: USS Mississippi

Join author and historian John V. Quarstein on Youtube Live, when he gives a 30-minute presentation about the first wooden warship to sink an ironclad.

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August 21

Virtual Lecture: Confederate Pirates

Join author and historian John V. Quarstein on Youtube Live, when he gives a 30-minute presentation about an elaborate ruse to capture a steamer during the Civil War.

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August 28

Hampton Roads History: Founding of Newport News

Dive into significant events of our nation’s history and examine their direct ties to the Hampton Roads region with a live lecture from John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center.

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September 11

Virtual Lecture: USS Hatteras

Join author and historian John V. Quarstein on Youtube Live, when he gives a 30-minute presentation about the first and only US Navy warship destroyed by the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama.

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September 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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September 24

Evening Lecture: A Furious Sky

Best-selling historian and author Eric Jay Dolin returns to present a story on five hundred years of American hurricanes.

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September 25

Live Lecture: USS Roanoke

Join author and historian John V. Quarstein on Youtube Live, when he gives a 30-minute presentation about a redesigned ship that became the first ironclad with more than two gun turrets.

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September 26

Hampton Roads History: Airship ROMA A Forgotten Tragedy

Dive into significant events of our nation’s history and examine their direct ties to the Hampton Roads region with special guest speaker Nancy E. Sheppard.

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October 11

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 7

Hampton Roads History: The Virginia Peninsula and the Birth of Military Aviation

Dive into significant events of our nation’s history and examine their direct ties to the Hampton Roads region with noted historian and director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, John V. Quarstein.

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November 8

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 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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WHAT'S THE STORY
If artifacts could talk!

FREE Online Student Programs

Journey with a Mariners' Museum Educator on an exploration of artifacts and dive into the Museum’s vast collection! During the interactive session, students will have the opportunity to connect with an educator in real time as they learn new stories, ask questions, and participate in fun but short activities.

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Museum Fun at Home
Scavenger Hunts & Coloring Pages

Make learning and play a part of your every day!

Turn a much-needed break into a fun, family activity. Take a walk around your neighborhood or look in your backyard for outdoor adventure. Send the kids on a pirate quest to discover “buried” treasures or challenge the kids to a game of Tree ID. Give quiet time a little twist with coloring pages created by The Mariners’ Museum to add to your kid’s art portfolio.

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MUSEUM BLOGS
Blog.MarinersMuseum.org

Stories that awaken the mariner in us all!

The Museum is filled with fascinating stories from our Collection, to our world-renowned experts, to our quirky personalities and passions. With investigation, innovation, and intrigue leading the way, our staff is determined to bring you authentic stories that will give you a deeper understanding into how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Connect with us, share a laugh or two, maybe even shed a tear, and enjoy the adventure!

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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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Aircraft Carrier
3D

Aircraft Carrier:

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Deepsea Challenge
3D

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Photo courtesy of NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries