Boat Design Family Workshop

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Price per child: $10 for Members, $15 for guests; Parents FREE! (plus Museum admission): $$10-15

The yachts that race in the America's Cup are unlike anything ever seen before on the water. They use the world's most advanced aerodynamic and hydrodynamic technology to fly over the surface of the ocean at speeds up to 50 miles per hour! In this workshop, we'll explore how the boats go so fast, with demonstrations of hydrofoiling drones and catamaran hull designs. We'll finish by building and racing our own mini catamarans! There will be two workshops this day, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m.