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August 14

Friendly Hours

Join us in the galleries on the second Sunday of every month for a unique and inclusive time where guests can experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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August 17

Blood Drive

Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross, serving as a host site for a much-needed blood drive. Save a life, give blood.

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August 19

Hampton Roads History: Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell, American Aviator

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he shares the story about the rise and fall of a US Army general who is regarded as the father of the US Air Force as part of National Aviation Day.

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September 22

Evening Lecture:
Rebels at Sea

Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the American Revolution from a different perspective – privateers who made significant contributions to our country’s independence.

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October 6

Evening Lecture:
Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door

Join Christopher Mims, The Wall Street Journal’s technology columnist, as he dives into the phrase “Arriving Today” and why we are at a tipping point in retail history.

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Beyond the Frame
First Friday of every month

We are all connected, even through maritime art!

This inspiring series takes you behind the scenes to explore our vast art collection like we've never done before. Experience the raw beauty of the brushstrokes, the intimate portrayal of people, daring rescues at sea, the power of our world's waters, and so much more. New episodes are shared on our social media channels the first Friday of each month!

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The Mariners' Park & Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!

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International Small Craft Center
Free with $1 admission

Discover an array of vessels from around the world!

Encounter an amazing world of maritime and watercraft history when you step into the International Small Craft Center at The Mariners’ Museum. This 17,500 square foot facility houses a collection that features nearly 150 boats from 42 countries, and is one of the few truly internationally focused collections in the world.

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