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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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February 23

Seizing the Moment Opening Day

Check out the Museum’s newest exhibition, and take a look at never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection along with work by contemporary photographers.

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February 23

Hands-On History

Enjoy our Hands on History program and feel the weight of a cannonball, try on a sailors palm, or closely examine the fine lines of a piece of scrimshaw. These are just a few of the objects you’ll experience!

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February 23

Lecture: Photography Meets Seamanship

In conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibit, “Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography,” author John Rousmaniere shares his books and expertise as a noted authority on boats.

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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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February 25

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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March 2

If These Artifacts Could Talk

Our collection of almost 30,000 objects is full of weird, wild, and wonderful stories. This talk will examine some of the things we’ve learned, what we still don’t know, and what we find most fascinating.

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March 8

Civil War Round Table: The Sinking of USS Cumberland

Visit the Museum Friday afternoons for stimulating Civil War discussion.

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March 9

Battle of Hampton Roads Day

In honor of the battle’s 157th anniversary, the Museum will host a day-long event filled with family-friendly programming and activities!

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March 9

Monitor Collection Storage Open House

For this day only, come learn how treasured artifacts are cared for after conservation and view unique objects not often seen by the general public!

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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 9

History Bites

A food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions! Hampton Roads’ top restaurants, caterers, and culinary schools will prepare their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes.

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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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April 4

Lecture: Earl Swift

Acclaimed journalist Earl Swift offers us a bittersweet and eye-opening look at a world that has, quite nearly, gone by – and a crisis that will someday impact all Americans.

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April 13

It’s for the Birds Workshop

Create your own unique birdhouse gourd!

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April 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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April 27

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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April 29

Lecture: Michael Tougias

A Lecture Series favorite, Michael Tougias returns to tell his newest tale of high-stakes survival – this time, with a political twist.

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Beer from a cask in 2013 at The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival
May 5

The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

Great beer, good food, and live music! The seventh annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will features craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards.

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May 9

Lecture: Andrew Lawler

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Writer, correspondent, and author Andrew Lawler set out to solve the mystery.

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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