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The Mariners’ Museum provides engaging student programs designed to enhance and supplement classroom instruction. Whether participating in a program at The Mariners’ Museum, having a museum educator come to your classroom, or via interactive video conferencing, students benefit from engaging, hands-on, cross-curricular educational experiences that bring history, science and language arts to life.

All educational programs meet Virginia Standards of Learning, National Standards of Learning, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Programs are available Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. Special accommodations can be made for evening and weekend programming.

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ProgramsScienceHistoryLanguage Arts
ProgramAt MuseumOutreachVideo ConferencingSeasonal
Are we There Yet? Exploring Navigation and Migration    
Buoyancy: How a Boat Floats    
Engineering a Lighthouse    
Hurricanes: Predicting Disaster    
Intro to Underwater Robotics    
Macroinvertebrate Mayhem!    
Ring of Fire: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis    
What’s in My Water? A Scientific Investigation    
Age of Exploration    
Age of Exploration (Distance Learning Adaptation)    
Around the World with Santa    
Captive Passage    
Clash of Armor    
Exploration across the Seas    
Exploration in the Ancient World    
Exploration and Colonization in the New World    
Exploring the Civil War Through Primary Sources    
Sailing into Thanksgiving    
Tales Across the Atlantic    

Brown pelican flying toward TMMP with the James River Bridge in the background (Photo by R. Milam)

Brown pelican flying toward TMMP with the James River Bridge in the background (Photo by R. Milam)

Are We There Yet?: Exploring Navigation and Migration

Grades: 4th – 10th

Migrating animals and humans share a surprising amount of navigational methods and motivations for migration. Most migrating animals navigate over large expanses of oceans and landmasses, year after year, using their built-in compasses, mental maps, and crude GPS systems, largely influenced by Earth’s magnetic field. In this program, students will learn about the shared navigational techniques between humans and animals, the arduous journeys of East Coast and Chesapeake Bay animals, and the human impact on migration. Students will put their navigational skills to the test as they create a mental map, learn the basics of how to use a map compass, and play the part of a bird during migration through the Chesapeake Bay.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives:
Science: (VDOE 2018): 4.1; 4.2a; 4.3; 4.4b,c; 4.7c; 4.8; 5.1; 5.8a ; 5.9b; 6.1; 6.6b,e; 6.8; 6.9; LS.1; LS.5; LS.7; LS.8; LS.9; PS.9b,d,f; BIO.2a; BIO.7a; BIO.8 b,d; ES.1; ES.7a; ES.8c,d; ES.10e; ES.11 d
History: WG.1 (a,b,c,e,f); WG.2 (a,c); WG.3; WG.4b,c; WG.5; WG.15b


PL26 Eskimo Catamaran

PL26 Eskimo Catamaran

Buoyancy: How a Boat Floats

Grades: 5th – 8th

How and why do massive ships, tugboats, and sailboats all float? What phenomenon keeps a container ship from sinking to the bottom of the ocean, even when it is full of cargo? In this program, students will answer these questions and more through demonstrations and experiments. They will explore the principles of buoyancy such as object density and mass, water density, and surface area. At the end of the program, students will put these principles to the test as they work collaboratively to design and build a boat and race against the clock.

Offered: At Museum Only

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives:
Science: (2018 VDOE SOLs): 5.1; 5.2a; 5.3b; 5.7; 6.1; 6.5c, d, e, f, g; 6.6a, b; LS. 1; LS.6d; LS.7; PS.1; PS.5c; PS.6; PS.8
Mathematics: (2016 VDOE SOLs): 5.1; 5.2a; 5.8b; 6.2; 6.3a, b; 7.4a; 8.6b

Next Generation Science Standards:
3-5-ETS1-1, 2, 3; 5-PS1-1, 2, 3; 5-PS2-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-1, 2, 3, 4


LE2511 The Sandy Hook Lighthouse

LE2511 The Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Engineering a Lighthouse

Grades: 4th – 9th

Lighthouses are found along coastlines throughout the world and have been for over 2000 years. They help protect ships from dangers in the water and on the coast, serve as navigational beacons to welcome sailors home, and provide an important link between maritime history and the ever-evolving technology of ocean navigation. During this program, students will become civil and electrical engineers and put their critical thinking and problem solving skills to the test. Working collaboratively, students will design, build, and test their own working lighthouse model.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives:
Science: 4.1a-f, 4.4a, 4.7b, 5.1a-f, 5.4b, 5.4d, 5.6b, 5.8d, 6.1a-f, 6.6d, 6.6e, PS.1a-f, PS.5c, PS.9a, PS.9c, PS.9e, PS.9f, ES.1a-f, ES.3b, ES.10a, ES.10e, ES.12c
Math: 4.8a, 4.8d, 4.11, 5.8a, 5.9a, 5.9b, 6.7c, 7.4a, 7.4b, 8.6a, 8.6b, 8.8
 
Next Generation Science Standards:
4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS3-2, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3


LP0352 The loss of the Pennsylvania, New York Packet Ship, the Lockwoods Emigrant Ship. Artist Samuel Walters.

LP0352 The loss of the Pennsylvania, New York Packet Ship, the Lockwoods Emigrant Ship. Artist Samuel Walters.

Hurricanes: Predicting Disaster

Grades: 4th – 6th

Hurricanes: One of the most powerful forces on Earth and in our solar system. During this program, students will learn about where and when hurricanes occur, what fuels these massive storms, and how they impact coastal communities, including Virginia. Students will also analyze a 19th-century barometer, courtesy of The Mariners Museum and Park Collection, and explore how sailors and scientists of the past studied these unpredictable storms. At the conclusion of the program, students will work collaboratively to build a prototype of a hurricane-proof structure and test it under 75 mile-per-hour winds.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives:
Science (VDOE 2018): 4.1; 4.4; 4.6; 5.1, 5.2; 5.3a,d; 5.7c; 6.1; 6.3a,d; 6.4a,c; 6.6, 6.7
Geography: WG.1; WG.2; WG.3; WG.5; WG.6a,b; WG.11a,b; WG.12a,b; WG.13a, b

Next Generation Science Standards
4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-5


Student operates an ROV at the Museum

Student operates an ROV at the Museum

An Introduction to Underwater Robotics

Grades: 5th – 12th

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive an underwater robot? Since the 1950s ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) have been used for a wide range of military, scientific, and salvage missions. From documenting deep-sea animals to servicing underwater oil structures, ROVs serve as an integral tool in the growing field of Marine Technology. During this program, students will work in teams to create and attach a tool to an ROV. Their vehicles and engineering skills will be put to the test as students drive their ROV and work to collect biological and geological samples from our simulated Chesapeake Bay.

Please note, this program is seasonal and is only offered April 1st – May 31st.

Offered: At Museum

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 5.1d, 5.1i, 5.1k, 5.6, 5.7g, 6.1f, 6.1i, 6.1j, 6.5, 6.9, LS.1j, LS.10b, LS.10c, LS.11d, LS.11e, PS.1m, PS.1n, PS.6, PS.10a, PS.10c, PS.10d, PS.11a, ES.1b, ES.1f, ES.6b, ES.6d, PH.1f, PH.4, PH.7

National Science Standards
NS.5-8.1, NS. 5-8.5, NS. 5-8.6, NS. 5-8.7, NS. 9-12.1, NS. 9-12.5, NS. 9-12.6, NS. 9-12.7

Next Generation Science Standards
5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-3, HS-PS3-3, HS-LS2-7, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ETS1-1, HS-ETS1-2, HS-ETS1-3

Common Core Standards
Program correlates to all Common Core Standards for Science and Technical Subjects

21st Century Skills:

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, analysis, interpretation, synthesizing information
  • Perseverance, self-direction, planning, self-discipline, adaptability, initiative
  • Oral and written communication, public speaking and presenting, listening
  • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration, cooperation
  • Environmental and conservation literacy


Waterscape of Lake Maury (Photo by R. Milam)

Waterscape of Lake Maury (Photo by R. Milam)

Macroinvertebrate Mayhem! Investigating our Local Watershed

Grades: 5th – 12th

Lake Maury is home to many fascinating animals, from Snapping Turtles to Great Blue Herons to Minnows, but the lesser known creatures who are the backbone of the lake ecosystem, are the mighty macroinvertebrates. Students will learn about the health of the lake habitat critters by collecting, sorting, and identifying freshwater macroinvertebrates from a leaf pack set out in Lake Maury. Students will also measure water quality (physical and chemical tests) in the field using a variety of tools. The class will compare the viability of physical and biological indicators in measuring the habitat quality of an aquatic environment. The ending discussion will focus on human impacts throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and how they have affected freshwater environments and macroinvertebrate communities.

Please note, this program is seasonal and is only offered April 1st – October 15th.

Offered: At Museum Only

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science: 5.1 (a, g, h, i), 5.5 (b, c), 5.6 (b, c), 5.7 (g), 6.1, 6.5, 6.6 (b,d), 6.7, LS.1, LS.4, LS.6, LS.8, LS.9 (b,c), LS.10 (a,c), LS.11 (d,e), PS.1, PS.2, PS.8, PS.9, ES.1, ES.2, ES.8 (e,f), BIO.1, BIO.2 (a), BIO.8, CH.1, CH.5 (a)


Alaska 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami damage (NOAA, 1964).

Alaska 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami damage (NOAA, 1964).

Ring of Fire: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Grades: 5th – 8th

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Ring of Fire describes the area where the Pacific Plate meets other surrounding tectonic plates causing devastating natural disasters. In this program, students will learn about plate tectonics, plate boundaries, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Students will also examine the different countries and cultures around the Ring of Fire that are directly affected by these natural disasters. During the program, students will participate in several hands-on activities, including a STEM challenge where they will work collaboratively to build and test a boat that could withstand a tsunami.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science (VDOE 2018): 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.5; 5.8; 6.1; 6.3a; 6.4c; 6.6f; PS.1; PS.5b; PS.6 History: WG.1; WG.3b; WG.5; WG.12; WG.13

Next Generation Science Standards:
3-5-ETS1-1, 2, 3; MS-PS3-2; MS-PS4-2; MS-ESS2-1, 2, 3; MS-ESS3-1, 2


P585 Man tonging for oysters in Tilghman Island, Maryland. Photo by A. Aubrey Bodine

Lake Maury

What’s in My Water? A Scientific Investigation

Grades: 4th – 9th

What was once Waters Creek, a wetland and brackish tributary of the James River, is now Lake Maury, a man-made lake that makes up part of the 550 acres of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. The Lake Maury watershed is a case study for using history and science to investigate human interactions and coastal change. During this interactive, partially outdoor program, students will learn about the history of the Park and Lake Maury. Working collaboratively, they will practice scientific investigation skills to collect water quality data, document and report land cover around Lake Maury, and compare and contrast water flow over permeable and impermeable land cover.

Please note, this program is seasonal and is only offered between April 1st – October 15th.

Offered: At Museum Only

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
Science (VDOE 2018):4.1a,b,c,d,e; 4.3a; 4.8a,b,d; 5.1; 5.8d; 6.1; 6.6 d,f; 6.8 a,b,c,d; 6.9a,b,e; LS.1a,b,c,d,e; LS.8c; LS.9 a,b,c; ES.1; ES.8

Portrait of Christopher Newport

Portrait of Christopher Newport

Age of Exploration

Grades: 9th – 12th

Transport your students back in time with this exciting and interactive educational program focusing on the golden age of exploration. In this program, students will practice historical thinking, geographic analysis, and economic decision making. Museum educators will guide discussions focused on the Old and New Worlds, different cultural groups, and the impact European and Asian cultures had on the Americas. Students will interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources, as well as reproduction artifacts.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History: WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4, WHII.6, WHII.7


G1015.077c0 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1592, by Abraham Ortellius. Detail of the Victoria from the plate Maris Pacifici.

G1015.077c0 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1592, by Abraham Ortellius. Detail of the Victoria from the plate “Maris Pacifici.”

Age of Exploration (Distance Learning Adaptation)

Grades: K – 12th

This popular program takes students on an imaginative journey through time. They will explore an era when cartographers were still mapping the world and mariners were discovering new landmasses, thus fueling the desire for knowledge and riches. Museum teachers will lead discussions about the economic and cultural life of the Old World, present spices for hands-on examination, and discuss the importance of these spices to those cultures. Other factors that accelerated the interest in exploration are also examined. Third grade and above will see and handle navigational instruments spanning the period from ancient times to the golden age of sail. Be sure to visit our Ages of Exploration Online Exhibition to learn more about early exploration.

Offered: Interactive Video Conferencing

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Studies: 1.3, 1.7,2.9,3.2, 3.3, 3.8, VS.1, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5, WHI.1, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4, WHII.5, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3
Geography: K.4, K.5, 1.4, 1.6, 2.5, 2.6, 3.5, 3.6, WG.1, WG.2, WG.3, WG.4, WG.5, WG.6, WG.7, WG.12
Science: K.2, 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 4.8, 5.1, ES.1
Math: 3.5, 3.15, 3.16, 3.18, EPF.1

National SOLs
NS-K-4.5, NSS-EC.K-4.6, NSS-EC.K-4.7, NSS-G.K-12.4, NSS-USH.5-12.1, NSS-USH.5-12.1, NSS-USH.5-12.2, NSS-WH.5-12.6

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH: 6-8.1, 6-8.2,6-8.4, 6.-8.6, 6-8.7, 6-8.9, 6-8.10, 9-10-1, 9-10-2, 9-10.3, 9-10-4, 9-10.5, 9-10.6,9-10.9, 11-12.1, 11-12.2, 11-12.4, 11-12.5, 11-12.6, 11-12.7, 11-12.8, 11-12.9, 11-12.10


Around the World with Santa

Around the World with Santa

Grades: Pre-K – 2nd

Connect in to the “North Pole” where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to read A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas to your students. Santa will also teach students about geography as he talks about his plans for Christmas Eve. Students will be able to create a passport to help them remember the continents Santa visited. This can be completed in your classroom after the program concludes.

Offered: Interactive Video Conferencing, Seasonal

SOLs/Curriculum Objectives
Social Studies: K.5, K.6, 1.5, 2.6

National SOLs
NL-ENG.K-12.1, NL-ENG.K-12.2, NL-ENG.K-12.5, NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.2


"Tight Packing" from the rare book, "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Africa Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 1808" by Thomas Clarkson.

HT1162.C6c “Tight Packing” from the rare book, “The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Africa Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 1808” by Thomas Clarkson.

Captive Passage: Investigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Grades: 4th – 11th

The international trade of enslaved people shaped the history, culture, and commerce of four continents over the course of five centuries. During this interactive program, students are exposed to a variety of primary sources that help create a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade. Students will discuss the economic, cultural, and racial origins of the transatlantic slave trade and examine firsthand accounts written by enslaved Africans, traders, and abolitionists. This program concludes with an activity that explores the importance of preserving one’s culture and heritage and how enslaved people were able to do so during such turbulent times.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History: VS.1, VS.4, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5, USI.9, WG.1, WG.3, WG.9, WG.15, WHI.1, WHI.12, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4, WHII.7, WHII.8, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS. 6


LP2956 USS <em>Monitor</em> and Merrimac, First Fight Between Ironclads, 1886 by Julian O. Davidson.

LP2956 USS Monitor and Merrimac, First Fight Between Ironclads, 1886 by Julian O. Davidson.

Clash of Armor: The Battle of the Monitor and the Virginia

Grades: 4th – 12th

What happens when iron meets iron? Find out by investigating the battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. Using artifacts, reproduction artifacts, personal correspondence and historical images, students will gain an understanding of the importance of this ironclad battle to Virginia, the American Civil War and navies around the world, even today. Students will also be introduced to the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and discover how artifacts from the Monitor wreck site are being conserved here at The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Be sure to visit http://www.monitorcenter.org/ to learn more about the conservation process happening now.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History: VS.1 (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, i); VS.7 (a, b, c); USI.1 (a, b, c, d, e, f, g); USI.9 (e, f); USII.1 (a, b, c, d, e, f, g)


Oil Painting of the Santa Maria

Oil Painting of the Santa Maria

Across the Seas – Europe, Asia, and Beyond

Grades: 2nd

Maps and spices and navigational tools, oh my! These are just some of the many interactives your students will explore. In this program, students will practice historical thinking, geographic analysis, and economic decision making by taking an imaginative journey across the world’s seas. Rotating in stations, students will learn about life at sea, better comprehend the spice trade and Columbian Exchange, and practice their map skills. Museum educators will guide discussions about Christopher Columbus, why resource scarcity promotes trade, and the importance of navigational tools for maritime explorers. During the program, students will interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources, as well as reproduction artifacts

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Sciences: 2.1, 2.4, 2.6
Science: 2.1, 2.2
Health: 2.1, 2.2


Watercolor of an Ancient Chinese Junk Ship by William Farington

Watercolor of an Ancient Chinese Junk Ship by William Farington

Exploration in the Ancient World

Grades: 3rd

Do you wanna build an aqueduct? Come join us for this exciting and interactive program. Students will practice historical thinking, geographic analysis, and economic decision making by taking an imaginative journey across the world’s most important waterways. Focusing on the five major ancient civilizations: China, Egypt, Mali, Rome, and Greece, students will compare and contrast different civilizations, describe human-environment interactions, and understand the importance of trade. During the program, students will participate in a game that demonstrates trade in the ancient world. Additionally, they will put their engineering skills to the test as they work collaboratively to build a model of an aqueduct.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History/Social Sciences: 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9
Science: 3.1, 3.9


Map of the Americas created by Jodocus Hondius with settlements, territories, and regions labeled

Map of the Americas created by Jodocus Hondius with settlements, territories, and regions labeled

Exploration and Colonization in the New World

Grades: 6th

What made Europeans want to explore? What problems did they encounter? What kind of relationships existed between the Europeans and the American Indians? These are just some of the questions that students will explore. During this program, students will practice historical thinking skills as they learn about European exploration in West Africa and North America. Museum educators will guide discussions about the motivation, obstacles, and consequences of exploration, the interaction between natives and explorers, and the various factors that helped shape colonial America. Students will interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources, as well as reproduction artifacts.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History: USI.4, USI.5


Cross section of Mayflower. Illustration by Barbara Wright, 2006.

“Cross section of Mayflower.” Illustration by Barbara Wright, 2006.

Sailing into Thanksgiving

Grades: K – 2nd

Leaving England for the New World, the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean on their small ship the Mayflower. Join us in learning about life on board the Mayflower and how the ship moved. Students will also learn about the Pilgrims and their life in America, and what inspired them to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Students will have an opportunity to make a story bracelet so they will be able to tell others about the Pilgrims.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach, Interactive Video Conferencing

SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History: K.1, K.7, K.10, K.11, 2.1, 2.5, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10

National SOLs
NSS-USH.K-4.1, NSS-USH.K-4.3

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.: K.2, K.3, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10

G1015.O77cO Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), 1596 by Abraham Ortelius, 1527-1598.

G1015.O77cO Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), 1596 by Abraham Ortelius, 1527-1598.

Tales Across the Atlantic

Grades: K – 3rd

For centuries, the tradition of storytelling flourished in every culture in order to entertain, teach life lessons, and explain the workings of the world. Here in the United States, the stories we love today were influenced by the converging African, European, and Native American cultures. In this engaging and informative program, students will listen to stories from these three cultures and understand how the stories are similar, despite originating in different parts of the world. During this interactive program of storytelling and music, students will use musical shakers and body percussion to become active participants in this storytelling tradition.

Offered: At Museum, Outreach

Virginia SOL/Curriculum Objectives
History (VDOE 2015): K.1c, K.1e, K.1j, K.2a, K.10d, K.10e, 1.1j, 1.10b, 1.10e, 1.13c, 2.1c, 2.1j, 2.11e, 3.1c, 3.1e, 3.1g, 3.11e, 3.13
English (VDOE 2017): K.1a, K.1h, K.1j, K.2a-d, K.4c, K.8a, K.8e, 1.1a, 1.1k, 1.2a-d, 1.7b, 1.9f, 1.9g, 1.9h, 2.1a, 2.1l, 2.2b, 2.2c, 2.6d, 2.7f. 2.7g, 3.1a, 3.1f, 3.4e, 3.5b, 3.5d, 3.5j, 3.5l
Music: K.2, K.4, K.5, K.6, K.7, K.8, K.10, 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.12, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.13, 3.8, 3.10, 3.14

PRICES

*At the Museum$4.50 per student
Outreach$4.50 per student
Interactive Video Conferencing$125 per program

 

*The Mariners’ Museum and Park requires the active participation of all classroom teachers and chaperones. Teachers, school personnel, and chaperones will receive free admission. Chaperones provide vital support to the Museum education teaching team. We recommend one chaperone for every ten students.

Payment

Payment must be received as follows:

Museum Visits or Museum Outreach 

Payment must be received before or no later than the day of your program unless other arrangements have been made at the time of booking. Payment can be made using cash, check, Mastercard, VISA, American Express or Discover.

Interactive Video Conferencing

Payment can be made prior to the connection or we can invoice following your program.

 

If you have questions regarding payment or would like to pre-pay for your program, please contact:

Education
(757) 591-7745
education@MarinersMuseum.org

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so try to make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Programs offered by The Mariners’ Museum align with SOLs, National Standards of Learning, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

To Book a Program, or if you have questions please contact:

Education Department
(757) 591-7745
education@MarinersMuseum.org

Arriving at the Museum: Please plan to arrive at the main entrance of the Museum at least 10 minutes prior to your program start time. A Museum representative will greet you at the Museum entrance. A count of all students and adults participating in the program will be requested at that time. If payment is to be made, a Museum representative will escort the person paying to the admissions desk, enter the payment in the Museum reservations system and provide a receipt.

Lunches: You are welcome to eat lunch while visiting the Museum. If you do plan to each lunch at the Museum, please select this option on the Student Group Policy. Wagons are available to hold lunches for each class. They will be available as you enter the Museum. The Museum has limited picnic space. For large groups, we recommend sitting on the grassy area overlooking Lake Maury. If available, an indoor space will be reserved for you in case of inclement weather.

Classroom Teacher: The Mariners’ Museum and Park requires the active participation of all classroom teachers. The Museum Educator is responsible for the educational programming. It is the responsibility of all classroom teachers and chaperones to ensure appropriate student behavior. All school personnel receive free admission and provide vital support to the Museum education teaching team.

Chaperones: The Mariners’ Museum and Park requires the active participation of all chaperones, and recommends one chaperone for every ten students. All field trip chaperones receive free admission and provide vital support to the Museum education teaching team. It is the responsibility of the classroom teachers and chaperones to ensure appropriate student behavior.

Accommodations: The Museum strives to be inclusive to all learners. Please contact us directly with any specific requests for accommodations for you or your students.

Dress: All programs require some walking. Please remind your students to dress appropriately for walking. The Museum is kept cool for the preservation of the artifacts. A light jacket or sweater is helpful for some visitors.

Unclaimed Cargo Gift Shop: Five students at a time are welcome in the gift shop. They must be accompanied and closely supervised by an adult.