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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 2

Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass

Nathan M. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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February 4

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 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

Waters of Despair and Hope: African Americans and the Chesapeake Bay

Discover the major influences and impact that Africans and African Americans have had on the Chesapeake Bay since the early 1600s through today.

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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 11

Blood Drive at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

The Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.

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February 11

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 15

Civil War Round Table: Great Battle of Roanoke Island

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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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 16

Egypt in Africa…….?

The nation of Egypt, while located in North Africa, has a history that is among the oldest in the world and is distinct from the rest of the continent. In today’s world, the notion of where and how Egypt fits with the rest of Africa is more complex than simple geography.

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February 18

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 22

Members Preview: Seizing the Moment

Mariners’ Museum Members are invited to take a sneak peek at never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection in the Museum’s newest exhibition.

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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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Seizing the Moment
The Evolution of Action Photography

Opens February 23

Delve into never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection along with work by contemporary photographers, showing the evolution of marine photography from a documentary approach to more of an artistic perspective.

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History Bites
A food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

March 9 · 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hampton Roads’ top restaurants, caterers, and culinary schools will prepare their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes at this fan-favorite event. Guests can sip and savor while mingling with others—including Abraham Lincoln—and vote for favorite entrees, sides and desserts.

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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