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. 

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
February 6, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
February 20, 2019, 2pm - 3pm

Join Jamestown Rediscovery Manager of Public Programs, Justin Bates, as he discusses the events of the summer of 1619, the year the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the Virginia colony. The events of 1619 signify the paradox of freedom and slavery that lay at the root of Virginia's founding, creating long lasting legacies that can still be seen and felt 400 years later.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Brass Cannon Brewing Company
5476 Mooretown Road Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
January 24 - March 28, 2019, 6:30pm - 9pm

Think you know a bunch of stuff you don't need to know? Brass Cannon Brewing is hosting trivia nights every Thursday. Hosted by our own Sarah Adams, our trivia nights cover a wide range from the boring current affairs to the weirdest bits of history and entertainment. Come show off how smart you think you are!
We typically have a rotating food truck so dinner is covered. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Mar 28, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Raleigh Tavern
411 East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
February 15 - 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
March 1 - 29, 2019, 3pm - 3:45pm

Chosen by her master to fulfill the role normally held by a wife, Aggy, a slave, is forced to navigate the world she will never be welcomed into while separated from the enslaved community in which she was raised. No event ticket required. Ticket included with admission.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Feb 22, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
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
January 12, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
February 23, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
March 30, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
April 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
May 18, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
June 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
July 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
August 17, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 21, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 26, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 16, 2019, 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, February 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
The Virginia Beer Company
401 Second Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
January 19 - December 28, 2019, 3pm - 5pm

Complimentary tours are offered EVERY Saturday at 3 pm and 4 pm. Tours are limited to 30 people - first come, first toured! Just let a beertender know that you're interested in the tour when you arrive and keep an eye on the door to the brewery. If you expect to arrive for either tour with a large group, calling ahead (757.378.2903) is appreciated.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 28, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
February 2 - 23, 2019, 4:30pm - 5pm

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family's desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children's book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Feb 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
November 27, 2018 - September 3, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Answering America's Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News as a result of the war. Visitors will learn how Newport News supported war efforts with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company by viewing first-hand journals, letters, photographs and more. Viewers will also learn how the large influx of shipyard workers was accommodated through construction of Hilton Village. Admission to the Museum is now only $1 for all time!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 03, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
January 19 - April 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Take a trip to the risky, rugged realities of colonial America. Of the original 104 settlers who arrived at Jamestown in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Step in to their shoes and navigate a bewildering landscape that spans four seasons. Wind your way through a challenging 2,500 square foot maze, while struggling to overcome demands on your knowledge and decision-making skills.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Apr 21, 2019

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