The Mariners’ Gallery Crawl: The Secret Life of Objects

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


  • Fees: $$65 General Admission; $55 for Museum members

Discover "The Secret Life of Objects" at the Third Annual Mariners' Gallery Crawl as you sip, savor, and explore. Marvel at the unexpected discoveries made by our collections experts-from the mysterious lock of hair found behind the miniature portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury, father of modern oceanography, to the revelation of a second painting hidden behind the original of the U.S. survey steamer, Walker, by William A. K. Martin.

Experience many rare artifacts up-close, and enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you through each gallery and into another time. Bring your clients, business associates, co-workers, family, and friends to enjoy this unforgettable experience. Sponsorship and tickets are now available.

Tickets are $65 or $55 for Museum members. For more information, visit or call (757) 596-2222.