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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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Nov 16 Dec 16

American Girl Doll Holiday Drawing

For the holiday season, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will give visitors the chance to win a holiday-themed, iconic American Girl Doll.

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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

Members’ Opening Day Celebration for Toys Ahoy!

Enjoy the Members-Only Lounge and Continental breakfast, hot chocolate bar, make your own toy, and more!

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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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November 25

Maritime Mondays

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

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December 2

Maritime Mondays

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

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December 3

Giving Tuesday

Join us as we connect with nature, and one another, to build the next generation of Park stewards.

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December 5

Members’ Holiday Social at the Museum Gift Shop

Get a first look at new merchandise, receive additional shopping discounts, indulge in delicious treats, and much more!

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December 6

Civil War Round Table: The Nashville Campaign

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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December 7

An Inside Look at Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood

Come hear what it takes to create an exhibit at The Mariners’ Museum and Park with Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer for the Museum.

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December 7

Nature Workshop: Unbe-wreath-able Creations

Create wreaths using existing resources found at The Mariners’ Museum and Park!

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December 7

Wreathing of the Lions

Join The Bronze Door Society at The Mariners’ Museum and Park to spread holiday cheer when it hosts the annual wreathing of the lions.

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December 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 9

Maritime Mondays

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

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December 13

Civil War Round Table: Major General John Logan, USA

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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December 14

Breakfast with Santa

sold out

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December 14

Civil War Lecture: Major General John Bankhead Magruder

Battle of Antietam Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…

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Don't Miss

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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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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HOLIDAY AMERICAN GIRL DOLL DRAWING
$5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20

November 16 through December 16

Make the holiday season a memorable one for a child or a doll collector! As part of The Mariners' Museum and Park's newest exhibition, Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood, visitors can purchase tickets for a drawing to win a holiday-themed American Girl Doll.

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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