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May 3

The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

The eighth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival has been POSTPONED. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks for summer 2020.

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May 7

Lecture: Robert N. Macomber

Join award-winning author and internationally acclaimed lecturer, Robert N. Macomber, as he gives a fascinating look at the Caribbean’s role in the American Civil War.

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May 23

Civil War Lecture: Civil War Siege of Yorktown

On April 4, 1862, Union General George Brinton McClellan began his march up the Virginia Peninsula to capture Richmond.

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May 29

Civil War Discussion: Irvin McDowell, USA

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon for a stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate.

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May 30

Civil War Lecture: Confederate Secretary of the Navy Stephen Russell Mallory

In February 1861, Confederate president Jefferson Davis named Stephen Mallory Secretary of the Navy for the Confederacy and became one of the most effective Confederate cabinet members.

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June 1

Maritime Mondays

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

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June 5

Civil War Discussion: Battle of Gaines Mill

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon for a stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate.

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June 6

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa

This program has been postponed, and a rescheduled date will be announced later.

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June 6

Nature Workshop: Dying for Tie-Dye

The Nature Workshop Series are family-friendly workshops to introduce every one of all ages how to make beautiful creations using natural resources inspired by The Mariners’ Museum Park.

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June 8

Maritime Mondays

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

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June 12

Civil War Discussion: Battle of Five Forks

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon for a stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate.

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June 13

Civil War Lecture: Union Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles

A strong supporter of Abraham Lincoln during the 1860 presidential campaign, Gideon Welles, later nicknamed “Father Neptune,” was named Secretary of the Navy in March 1861.

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June 14

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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June 15

Maritime Mondays

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

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June 22

Maritime Mondays

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

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June 27

Hampton Roads History: War of 1812 and Battle of Craney Island

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center FREE with $1 Museum admission, but reserving a seat is…

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June 29

Maritime Mondays

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

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July 3

Civil War Discussion: Battle of Malvern Hill

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon for a stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate.

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July 6

Maritime Mondays

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

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July 10

Civil War Discussion: Lieutenant General James Longstreet, CSA

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon for a stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate.

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Age of Exploration
Exploration.MarinersMuseum.org

A virtual adventure

Hop online for an imaginative journey without leaving the house! Our Age of Exploration website allows you to learn all about explorers you've heard of, and the ones you have not! Learn about navigational instruments, the evolution of ship design, and explore interactive maps that break down each leg of Columbus' and other famous explorer's journeys.

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SCAVENGER HUNT
In and around your neighborhood

Add some outdoor play to your day!

Turn a much-needed break into a fun outdoor activity for the family! Take a walk around your neighborhood, and send the kids off on an exciting scavenger hunt. Go on a pirate adventure to discover “buried” treasures or challenge the kids to a game of Tree ID. A world of learning can be found outside the classroom and home!

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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