Mariners’ Museum
Newport News, VA

Connect to the water, connect to each other!

The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters because through the waters — through our shared maritime heritage — we are connected to one another. The stories told in our world class collection are your stories and your history. 

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.

Bring your group, your imagination, and your love of adventure! Student groups can get hands-on with history, science and language arts with a wide array of educational programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. Enhance your group experience with special opportunities such as behind-the-scenes tours, after-hours tours, meal packages, and more. If your classroom is unable to take a field trip to the Museum, a Museum educator can come to you in person or virtually through our award-winning Interactive Video Conferencing program.

Popular program topics the Museum offers include Age of Exploration, Captive Passage: Investigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Clash of Armor: The Battle of the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, The Chesapeake Bay: An Estuary in Crisis, and much more. Programs are designed to meet Virginia SOLs, National Standards, and Common Core Standards. Additional  program information can be found at

Contact us today to schedule a program that specifically meets the needs and interests of your group at (757) 591-7745, or email


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