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July 6, 2020 - August 4, 2020


Sat, November 16, 2019 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood  
Newport News, Virginia
Adventure is out there! Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood is a new and fun exhibition that connects the young and the young at heart. ///// Most people may not think of toys as museum artifacts, but the toys are a reflection of our ideas of play and childhood. With almost 100 different items on display to excite everyone of all ages, the collection includes: children's books, interactive board games, card games, puzzles, toys such as wood and paper battleships and motorized miniature engines, and many other historic toys and collectibles from years gone by. ///// Visitors can fulfill their inner kid joy with family-friendly activities, such as: *Play a larger-than-life game inspired by the Battle of Hampton Roads // *Hop in a sailboat and "experience" life at sea // *Dress up as a scuba diver, pirate, or mermaid with silly hats // *Have fun with lots of puzzles and games // *Hear audio book readings // *View cool videos of toys at play, and more! ///// Come explore your childhood again and delight in this wonderful exhibition as you stroll down memory lane with Toys Ahoy! You can't help but smile and laugh as you reminisce over the incredible items that connect our past to the present, and maybe even get a glimpse into the future at America's National Maritime Museum!
Free with $1 admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Wed, January 1 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography
Newport News, Virginia
Seizing the Moment, The Evolution of Action Photography features 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. The Havemeyer Collection includes gelatin silver prints by early 20th-century master marine photographers Edwin Levick and Morris Rosenfeld, as well as work by others. //// Levick and Rosenfeld pushed the limits of the photographic medium, capturing exciting, point-of-view images over a nine-year span. Levick's work often placed the viewer squarely on deck, seemingly as part of the action, while Rosenfeld worked for Levick before he opened his own studio in 1910. //// This one of a kind maritime collection was donated to The Mariners' Museum in 2015 as a significant gift in memory of Horace Havemeyer III, a native of New York and an avid sailor. Havemeyer?s grandfather purchased these photographs from Levick; and over the years, they were passed down to his son and then grandson, Horace III, who founded Metropolis magazine in 1981. He served as its president until his death in 2014. His wife, Eugenie C. Havemeyer, is now at the helm of this publication, which is considered the vanguard of architecture and design today.
Wed, January 1 - Thu, December 31, 2020
Monthly 2nd Sunday Friendly Hours for a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience?   
Newport News, Virginia
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. ///// Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming. ////// PLEASE NOTE: This is a recurring event that takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Hours are 9AM-11AM from January through May, and September through December. Hours change in the summer for May, June and July from 5PM-7PM.
$1 per person - Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Mon, March 2 - Mon, December 28, 2020
Maritime Mondays - Every Monday at 10:30 AM  
Newport News, Virginia
Designed for children 18 months to 8 years. FREE with $1 Museum admission. 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.
This program is included in the $1 Museum admission. FREE for Mariners' Museum Members.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sun, May 3 - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival - POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020 - Dates Pending  
Newport News, Virginia
May 3rd date is being rescheduled. /// Great beer, good food, and live music! The eighth annual Mariners' Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers for tasting from over 20 local, regional, and national breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners' Museum's outdoor courtyards. Breweries will have representatives at each tasting tent to answer questions, and select brewery speakers will give "beer talks" on the hour from 1 - 3 p.m with a special sample at each talk. Live music will be provided by Hey! Hey! Hooligan and Esoteric Ramblers. Local food trucks on site. ///// The Festival will also include one-off beers to taste in the fan-favorite "Cask-Off" competition. A continuing tradition at this event, select breweries will prepare their best version of a cask ale. This unfiltered and unpasteurized beer is traditionally served through a hand pump at around room temperature. Event participants will vote for their favorite cask ale, and the winning brewery will receive a special prize. ///// Advance tickets are $35, and $45 for the day of the event. Members can purchase advance tickets for $30, and non-drinker tickets are available for $15. The ticket price includes a wristband for 20 (4-ounce) tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, beer talks by brewery representatives, and admission to the Museum for the day. Visit for tickets. ///// The brewery lineup for 2020 will include: [as of 2/13/20] Alewerks, Back Bay, Billsburg, Bold Rock, Bull Island, Caiseal, Cape Charles, Devils Backbone, Elysian, Golden Road, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Larry's Lemonade, New Belgium, New Realm, O'Connor, Oozlefinch, Sly Clyde, Smartmouth, St. George, Starr Hill, That Damn Mary, Tradition, and Wicked Weed. Noon to 5 pm.
Tickets: Advance $35 / Day-of $45 / Non-drinker: $15
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email

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