Events by Day

Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, May 27, 2017
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
New Exhibition Opening: Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup External Event Page
Newport News,
The America's Cup is the world's premier yachting race, a high-stakes "win-at-all-costs" international sailing competition. Join us as we open our newest exhibition, Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup, featuring one of Oracle Team USA's 72-foot catamarans. The exhibition will highlight cutting-edge technologies that allow these yachts to fly at near-highway speeds just above the water's surface. Visitors will discover what it takes to be a crew member on an America's Cup catamaran and revisit the Americas Cup defense of 2013, recognized as one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. To celebrate the opening of this exhibition on Saturday, May 27, visitors will have the opportunity to handle the individual materials used to construct the AC72, watch demonstrations that explore hydrofoil technology, and build and decorate their own model of a catamaran.
Free with Museum Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Canada During the Civil War External Event Page
Newport News,
The Civil War forever changed the United States, but its effects were not confined to its states' borders. Although Canada had not yet become a country, British North America, as it was then known, was deeply affected by the conflict to the south. Canadian-born, USS Monitor Center Conservator Kate Sullivan will discuss the impact of the American Civil War on the country that would become Canada.
Free with Museum Admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.

Multi-Day Events

Newport News, Virginia
Thu, December 1, 2016 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Journey to the South Pacific 3D External Event Page
Newport News,
Visit the Mariners' Museum December through June 1st to see Journey to the South Pacific in the Explorers Theater! //// Narrated by Cate Blanchett, this film will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
$6 Adults $2 Children 3 and Under
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Hampton, Virginia
History, Military
Air and Power Museum of Hampton in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Fort Monroe, Virginia
History, Military
See Black Hawk's peace pipe, Civil War exhibits, a scale model railroad and Jefferson Davis' prison cell. Explore the history of Coast Artillery Corps. Gift shop and walking tours available.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
The Neoclassical building was built in 1925 and renovated in 1989. It features regional and national contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography, and glass.
Newport News, Virginia
History, Historic House
Endview Plantation in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Art, Culture, Library, University
The Falk Gallery of Art serves as a showcase for both work by outside visiting artists and also highlights the work of studio art majors in the ArtCNU program. ArtCNU also manages the Ferguson Hall Gallery also located in the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
History, Military, Park
Site is available for weddings and Scout camping. Please call our Parks and Recreation Department for information at (757) 357-2291.
Yorktown, Virginia
History
Fort Eustis Historical & Archaeological Association in Yorktown, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
General, History, Military, Park
Fort Huger is a strategic Civil War fort located on a bluff overlooking the James River. This fort, along with Fort Boykin, was established to block the approach by land and river to the Confederate capital in Richmond. In 1861, Confederate engineer Col. Andrew Talcott surveyed several defensive sites along the James River to protect Richmond including Harden's Bluff and nearby Fort Boykin.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Accessible via the Miss Hampton II tour boat. Tours offer historical interpretation of this pre-Civil War fortress.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
Hampton Arts Commission in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Hampton, Virginia
Art
Hampton Center for Arts and Humanities in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Hampton, Virginia
Art, History, University
The museum features over 9,000 objects including traditional African, Native American, Asian & Pacific Island art, fine arts, and objects relating to the University's history.
Norfolk, Virginia
Art, Botanical Garden, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park
A fine arts museum housed in Tudor style home on 13 acres along the Lafayette River. The Hermitage Foundation Museum is truly a celebration of the arts. Some of the works include Italian and French textiles and laces, English and European ceramics and paintings, hand painted glass from Germany, ivory carvings, Persian rugs, and ritual bronzes and ceramic tomb figures from China.
Smithfield, Virginia
Isle of Wight Branch - APVA in Smithfield, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Smithfield, Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
Interpreting local history, the museum’s exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a country store and the museum’s most notable artifact - the world’s oldest, edible cured ham. The 1902 pork product exemplifies the patented Smithfield curing process.
Newport News, Virginia
History, Historic House
The historic antebellum plantation house was used as a Confederate headquarters during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Includes an exhibit highlighting the campaign.
Newport News, Virginia
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized, University
The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world.
Newport News, Virginia
History
The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Art
Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Culture, History, Historical Society
The collection of photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, and clothing is housed in the archives at the Jewish Community Center, 2700 Spring Road, Newport News, VA
Fort Eustis, Virginia
History, Military
A large museum that focuses on U.S. Army transportation from Colonial days to the present with full-size equipment, dioramas, and uniforms. Almost 6 acres of outdoor displays feature locomotives, marine craft, planes and trucks. Gift shop on site.
Hampton, Virginia
History
Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport News, Virginia
Aquarium, Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Zoo
View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea
Newport News, Virginia
History, Military
American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. The museum was established in 1923 by American Legion Post #25 (The Braxton/Perkins Post) as the American Legion Memorial Museum of Virginia. The City of Newport News assumed administration of the museum in the 1950's.
Hampton, Virginia
Library
William E. Rouse Library in Hampton, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Yorktown, Virginia
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park
York County was originally named Charles River, and was one of the eight original shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably in honor of James, Duke of York, the second son of Charles I. Its area is 123 square miles, and the county seat is Yorktown.
Yorktown, Virginia
Historical Society
York County Historical Society in Yorktown, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Yorktown, Virginia
Art
The Yorktown Arts Foundation was established in 1975 and has served our community continuously since that time. The Foundation’s roots began with the Arts Committee of the York County Bicentennial Committee, and the Foundation was established and chartered in November 1975 in order to promote and support the arts for the citizens of York County and the surrounding area.