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Celebrate the Park 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

On The Mariners’ Museum and Park Front Lawn

The event is rain or shine ☔☀️
Should it rain on Saturday, most activities will be moved into the Museum’s front concourse area.


Come celebrate The Mariners’ Museum Park and the Noland Trail with family games, interactive environmental displays and demonstrations, make-and-take crafts, and much more. Bring the entire family and invite your friends to this FUN and FREE outdoor event as part of the Museum’s appreciation for the local community’s support!

This year, the Park is competing in the City Nature Challenge, a nation-wide plant and animal count. Help us beat the competition by using iNaturalist to identify species or just join us for a fun-filled day!

Celebrate the Park will also have guided Noland Trail walks, a lake critter identification station, and several local environmental organizations. Park, Trail, and Lake merchandise will be available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop. The Mariners’ Park Cafe will also be open to buy snacks, food and drinks.

City Nature Challenge banner

How to Participate in
the City Nature Challenge:

  1. Download the iNaturalist app (iOS & Android), and make an account.
  2. April 26-29, take photos of WILD plants and animals to make observations.
  3. Upload your observations to share with the iNaturalist community.
  4. Get more details about the challenge at


April 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222