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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

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 25

Member Meetups

We will be hosting three Mariner Meetups as small group discussions to help our Members with any questions they might have surrounding $1 Admission.

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October 26

Members’ Night at the Museum

Enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres while learning about art and naval history, and create your own dazzle painted ship!

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October 27

Member Meetups

We will be hosting three Mariner Meetups as small group discussions to help our Members with any questions they might have surrounding $1 Admission.

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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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October 30

Member Meetups

We will be hosting three Mariner Meetups as small group discussions to help our Members with any questions they might have surrounding $1 Admission.

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November 2

Civil War Round Table: The Suffolk Campaign

Preview text: Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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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 9

Civil War Round Table: George Brinton McClellan

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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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

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

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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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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Oceans 3D
Our Blue Planet

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D-Day
Normandy 1944 3D

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