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Blog Archives

A Child’s Walk in the Park

Delight a child’s sense of adventure with a guided nature tour at The Mariners’ Museum Park this summer! A fun learning experience for children ages 5-10 years old, come wander among the trees with tree expert and President of the Peninsula Master Naturalists Daina Henry. Learn about the animals that rely on the trees...
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Maritime Connections Lecture: A Look Back

The history of The Mariners’ Museum Park dates back almost a century. However, most of the progress was made in just the first five decades. Erica Deale, the Park’s Stewardship Coordinator, will discuss the original vision for the Park and the realities of completion during the Great Depression. FREE with $1 Museum admission; Seating...
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Maritime Connections Lecture: A Look Back

The history of The Mariners’ Museum Park dates back almost a century. However, most of the progress was made in just the first five decades. Erica Deale, the Park’s Stewardship Coordinator, will discuss the original vision for the Park and the realities of completion during the Great Depression. FREE with $1 Museum admission; Seating...
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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.
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Maritime Connections Lecture School’s Back in Session!

Catch up with Andrea Rocchio, Science Educator at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, in this interactive lecture and learn about how the student science programs are connecting to our unique Museum, Park, and the greater Tidewater community. A boat racing activity will conclude the lecture and give participants a taste of the hands-on student...
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Maritime Connections Lecture School’s Back in Session!

Catch up with Andrea Rocchio, Science Educator at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, in this interactive lecture and learn about how the student science programs are connecting to our unique Museum, Park, and the greater Tidewater community. A boat racing activity will conclude the lecture and give participants a taste of the hands-on student...
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Friendly Hours

Have a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month. 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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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.
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Homeschool Day at California Museum

Homeschool Day offers small groups an opportunity to experience the Museum’s K-12 educational programs aligned with California State Content Standards, Common Core and CASEL Core Competencies and Civics outcomes while enjoying discounted admission usually only offered to groups of 30 or more. On Mon., Sept. 9, homeschool groups of 2 or more are invited to...
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Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop

In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding. Cost is $20 ($10 for Members)
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Civil War Lecture: Samuel Dana Greene, Hero of USS Monitor

Join John Quarstein, renowned historian and director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, as he teaches about the intriguing maritime history of the Civil War. This long-running series explores the ships, personalities, technologies, and battles that would shape our nation for the next 150 years.   An 1859 graduate of the US Naval Academy,...
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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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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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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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