Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

E.g., 11/13/2018
E.g., 11/13/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 4pm

Lecture, Trunk Show, and Panel Discussion

Free with $1 admission!

This special event will explore changes in American life through one particular product: textiles.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 17, 2018, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Free with $1 admission!

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren is known as the 'father of American naval ordnance.' Dahlgren was assigned to the Washington Navy Yard in 1847 as an ordnance expert, and served there until 1863. As commander of the yard, he would establish the Bureau of Ordnance.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News 23601
November 21, 2018, 11am - 1pm

Celebrate the long and healthy lives of our wild turkeys during the VLM's ninth annual Turkey Pardoning. A city official will pardon the turkeys during a brief ceremony on the outdoor trail beside the Turkey/Deer Habitat.

Don't miss turkey-related crafts and displays.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Monday, November 26, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, December 03, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, December 3, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, December 07, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
October 5, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 2, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 9, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 7, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 14, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, December 10, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, December 14, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
October 5, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 2, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
November 9, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 7, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
December 14, 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Visit the Museum on Friday afternoons to enjoy lunch in the Mariners' Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. On select Fridays through the fall, Mr. Quarstein will lead the conversation as we dive deep into a theme in Civil War history. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
December 15, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
December 15, 2018, 6pm - 7pm

Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's Governor in 1620, invites you to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns! A unique opportunity to see Jamestown aglow with firelight, "At Christmas be mery" will be presented at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Join us for this special program offering insights into early-English Christmas traditions.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, December 17, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 19, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
November 26, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 3, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 10, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
December 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

FREE with $1 admission.

Maritime Mondays! Fun for Children! Join us Monday mornings for engaging learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! Designed for children ages 18 month to age 8.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/maritime-mondays-12/2018-11-19/

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
December 27, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 27, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 28, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 28, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 29, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 29, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

DoDad's Lab is known as the funniest science show in Central Florida, and we want you to come experience the fun with us! Professor DoDad will be making an appearance right here at the Virginia Living Museum on December 27, 28, and 29! Catch one (or two) shows on either December 27, 28, or 29.

Science is Fun - 11:00 am

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, December 28, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
December 27, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 27, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 28, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 28, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 29, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 29, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

DoDad's Lab is known as the funniest science show in Central Florida, and we want you to come experience the fun with us! Professor DoDad will be making an appearance right here at the Virginia Living Museum on December 27, 28, and 29! Catch one (or two) shows on either December 27, 28, or 29.

Science is Fun - 11:00 am

Friday, December 28, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
December 27, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 27, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 28, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 28, 2018, 1pm - 2pm
December 29, 2018, 11am - 12pm
December 29, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

DoDad's Lab is known as the funniest science show in Central Florida, and we want you to come experience the fun with us! Professor DoDad will be making an appearance right here at the Virginia Living Museum on December 27, 28, and 29! Catch one (or two) shows on either December 27, 28, or 29.

Science is Fun - 11:00 am

Saturday, December 29, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm