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Maritime Mondays

Maritime Mondays are fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.10:30 am FREE with $1...
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Austin Zoo Annual Homeschool Day

Come out to the Austin Zoo to participate in STEAM activities around the Zoo and meet community partners who offer programs and resources to homeschool families!  Last year, we hosted 19 community partners and over 700 homeschoolers!  Pre-registration is required to get the $6.00 discounted Zoo Admission/Event rate, and members get in free.  Registration...
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Hampton Roads History Lecture: Series Battle of the Virginia Capes

On September 5, 1781, the fate of Lord Cornwallis’s army stationed at Yorktown, Virginia, was sealed by the Battle of the Capes. A British fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, failed to dislodge a larger French fleet guarding the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay that was commanded by Comte de Grasse. Graves’s inability...
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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross for the second time this year, serving as a host site for a blood drive in anticipation of the upcoming winter holiday supply demand.   Did you know that your donation can save up to 3 lives? Sign up to...
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The First American Coloring Book(s): Theodore de Bry – America: The Complete Plates, 1590-1602

On a trip to London in 1588, renowned engraver Theodore de Bry met artist John White and mathematician Thomas Harriot, both recently returned from Sir Walter Raleigh’s mission to explore the “new found land of Virginia.” Inspired by White’s watercolors of North American Indians and Harriot’s maps of the Carolina coast’s barrier islands, de...
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Maritime Connections Lecture Milestones in Early Submarine Development

Come hear about the intriguing existence of submarines throughout the centuries from Liz Williams, the Museum’s Collections Management Technician. Regarded as part of the “Silent Service” by the American public, the long history of submarines is often hidden below the waves with the subs themselves. The development and improvements that brought these vessels through...
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How We Got The Bible – Free Museum Day OCT 5th

This is a free one day museum event showcasing fascinating history for adults and fun activities for kids.
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Maritime Connections Lecture Milestones in Early Submarine Development

Come hear about the intriguing existence of submarines throughout the centuries from Liz Williams, the Museum’s Collections Management Technician. Regarded as part of the “Silent Service” by the American public, the long history of submarines is often hidden below the waves with the subs themselves. The development and improvements that brought these vessels through...
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The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival

Bring the entire family to enjoy The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival in the Mariners’ Museum Park featuring pirate-themed activities all day long! The event begins with The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay, hosted by Flat-Out Events. The festival fun will begin at 1 p.m. with live music, craft beer tastings, food trucks, pirate storytelling, Scallywag...
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Home School Day: Full STEAM Ahead

Use the Schulz Museum’s newest exhibitions as a jumping off point to explore art and science. Learn about Snoopy’s role in the Apollo Moon missions and launch rockets, make your own astronaut food, and create constellations. Find out about Charles Schulz’s fascination with magic and create your own optical illusions and magic tricks. Also,...
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INTERACTIVE SAFETY LAB

On Monday, October 21, 2019, The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) will gather students will gather at Glenmont Local Park (3201 Randolph Rd, Wheaton MD) for the annual NOYS Safety Lab. We would love to include families connected to the Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators to this fun and free event.  The Annual NOYS...
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All About Dance! at Miller Outdoor Theater

Join long-time Young Audiences artists from Houston’s premier arts magnet high school, the Kinder High School for the Performing Arts (HSPVA) as they delight young audiences with their performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre this fall! Explore the world of dance and movement with this company of talented young professionals from HISD’s renowned High School...
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Slides & Swing: A Celebration of Music in Texas at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Join us as two Houston groups, Jazz Houston and Paragon Brass Ensemble join forces for a special performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This program is free and open to the public. The Young Audiences National Arts In Education Performance Series is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory...
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Maritime Connections Lecture Going to Pieces over Conservation: Treatment of USS Monitor’s Gun Carriages

Join Elsa Sangouard, a senior conservator in the USS Monitor Center, for a behind-the-scenes view into what it takes to conserve the US Navy’s first ironclad warship! Conserving large composite artifacts (made of different materials) is a multiyear process that requires a wide range of expertise from welders to analytical chemists. The port gun...
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Maritime Connections Lecture Going to Pieces over Conservation: Treatment of USS Monitor’s Gun Carriages

Join Elsa Sangouard, a senior conservator in the USS Monitor Center, for a behind-the-scenes view into what it takes to conserve the US Navy’s first ironclad warship! Conserving large composite artifacts (made of different materials) is a multiyear process that requires a wide range of expertise from welders to analytical chemists. The port gun...
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