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January 4

Civil War Round Table: Union Admirals

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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January 5

Conserving and Understanding USS Monitor’s Dahlgren Shell Guns

This lecture will describe the unique and important place Monitor’s guns hold in the history of naval artillery, as well as the challenges presented by their conservation and future display.

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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 12

Civil War Lecture: Siege of Vicksburg

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

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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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January 18

Civil War Round Table: Naval Ordnance

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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January 21

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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January 24

Lecture: Tapping History

Uncover the history of our region’s naval stores and ghost forests. Discover how conservationists are bringing back the majestic longleaf as part of Virginia’s heritage and our resilient future.

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January 26

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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January 28

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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February 1

Civil War Round Table: The Battle of Bentonville

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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February 7

Lecture: Adriane Lentz-Smith

Adriane Lentz-Smith, associate professor of History at Duke University, will focus on the experience of African American civilians and soldiers in the war years, and how World War I shaped the black freedom struggle.

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February 8

Civil War Round Table: Bad Union Generals

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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February 9

Civil War Lecture: Capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

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February 10

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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February 16

Rain Barrel Workshops

In a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the City of Newport News, The Mariners’ Museum and Park are offering rain barrel workshops!

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February 24

Capt. Henry Marx Memorial Safety at Sea Seminar

The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures and much more.

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March 9

Civil War Lecture: The Battle of the Ironclads

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

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March 10

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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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