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ExpandBoathouse Opens for the Season
April 4, 2014 - September 28, 2014
The boathouse is now open! Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit us and start creating your own memories of Lake Maury today. Various boats are available for rental, and visitors can bring their own kayaks and canoes with annual or daily passes. The boathouse is open Friday - Sunday through September 28, 2014.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSea Rex 3D
May 24, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandDinosaur Prophecy Planetarium Show
May 24, 2014 - September 1, 2014
Explore how dinosaurs lived and died in this educational planetarium presentation. A staff astronomer will lead you on a voyage back in time. Recline in one of our 70 padded seats in the full dome Abbitt Planetarium. Everyone knows the tale of the sudden and dramatic death of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But did you know that numerous species of dinosaurs lived, and disappeared, long before the cataclysmic disaster at the end of the Cretaceous period? Journey with us to four different dinosaur digs around the world as we explore how these amazing creatures died… and lived! Recommended for ages 10 and above.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandDinos Live!
May 24, 2014 - September 1, 2014
A new gang of dinosaurs are coming to town this summer at the Virginia Living Museum in DINOS LIVE! This year, for the first time, the VLM will feature the lifelike creations of Billings Productions, North America's leading producer of animatronic dinosaurs. Tremble at a growling T-Rex, always a favorite with museum visitors and see new dinosaurs making their museum debut.  Watch an Edmontosaurus mother tend her brood. There’s even a nest full of eggs ready to hatch. See Euoplocephalus, built like a military tank and weighing in at 3 tons, and Styracosarus, one of the most spectacular of the horned lizards. The dinosaur that highlights the link between non-avian dinosaurs and birds is the Citipati, whose spectacular head crest is similar to that of a modern cassowary. New this summer will be a tented outdoor dinosaur excavation area. Amateur paleontologists can dig through a mound of fossil-filled sediment and then sift out fossils they can take home.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSavage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep
May 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Opening May 24, 2014 at The Mariners’ Museum, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep features over 20 large-scale, magnificent skeletons and living replicas of ancient marine reptiles, touch stations with real bones and fossils, interactive touch screens, and so much more! See the Tylosaur, the largest marine lizard ever found in North America at 45-feet long, take your photo with the largest turtle ever found or inside the jaws of a Megalodon and dig for fossils. Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep will include exciting family activities, summer camps, sleep, scout and school programs, lectures and more! For more information, visit MarinersMuseum.org/Dinosaurs.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandStarry Night Performing Arts Camp
June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Address: 2410 Wickham Ave.
Phone: 757-247-8950
Highway Exit: 6 from I-664
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ExpandEmerging Artists Invitational
July 12, 2014 - October 12, 2014
·       Showcasing new and exciting work by emerging artists.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandARTventures
June 17, 2014 - June 20, 2014;  June 24, 2014 - June 27, 2014;  July 8, 2014 - July 11, 2014;  July 15, 2014 - July 18, 2014;  July 22, 2014 - July 25, 2014;  July 29, 2014 - August 1, 2014;  August 5, 2014 - August 8, 2014;  August 12, 2014 - August 15, 2014;  August 19, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Beat the heat and come indoors! Each week – Tuesday through Friday – PFAC offers a different subject, medium or theme for your young artist, led by a wonderful and dedicated art teacher!  Your young artist will have plenty to choose from! Call for class information, ages and themes.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandTeachers' Workshop
July 30, 2014 - August 1, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFriday Night Adventures
May 23, 2014;  May 30, 2014;  June 6, 2014;  June 13, 2014;  June 20, 2014;  June 27, 2014;  July 4, 2014;  July 11, 2014;  July 18, 2014;  July 25, 2014;  August 1, 2014;  August 8, 2014;  August 15, 2014;  August 22, 2014;  August 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday, meet a park naturalist to discover facts about some of the park’s natural and historical features. Programs include nature walks, video presentations and/or hands on activities. Topics include beavers, snakes, owls, bats and other creatures inhabiting the park. Call 886-7916 for weekly topic and location.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandThe Sound of Music
August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014;  August 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014;  August 15, 2014 - August 17, 2014;  August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014
Based on the actual accounts of the Von Trapp family, this story was destined to become the most beloved and largest audience-viewed musical in the world! This beautiful story with soaring and familiar tunes takes place behind the curtain of Nazi occupied Austria. Join us this summer for an intimate production that will leave you wanting to “climb every mountain” until you too, find your dreams!
Address: 10251 Warwick Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-5728
Highway Exit: 5 from I-664
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ExpandDiscovery Hour
May 10, 2014;  May 17, 2014;  May 24, 2014;  May 31, 2014;  June 7, 2014;  June 14, 2014;  June 21, 2014;  June 28, 2014;  July 5, 2014, 11 a.m.;  July 12, 2014, 9 a.m.;  July 19, 2014;  July 26, 2014;  August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014;  August 30, 2014, 11 a.m.
Every Saturday from May 10th through August 30th, discover special facts about the wildlife living in our area, find fun activities in the parks, and meet new friends while learning about our natural environment. Most programs begin at the Discovery Center, and may include crafts, games or nature walk for the whole family. Call 886-7916 for topic information.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandHayrides
May 24, 2014;  May 31, 2014;  June 7, 2014;  June 14, 2014;  June 21, 2014;  June 28, 2014;  July 5, 2014;  July 12, 2014;  July 19, 2014;  July 26, 2014;  August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014;  August 30, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Enjoy park interpretation and discussion on this 40 minute ride through the campground and bikeway. Complimentary tickets are available at the Campsite Office 30 minutes prior to each ride. Space is limited. All participants must be present to receive a ticket.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandFree Admission Weekend
June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014;  July 5, 2014 - July 6, 2014;  August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014;  October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014;  November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014;  December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Enjoy free admission to the Peninsula Fine Art Center!
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandSavage Saturdays
July 5, 2014 - July 5, 2014;  July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014;  July 19, 2014 - July 19, 2014;  July 26, 2014 - July 26, 2014;  August 2, 2014 - August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014 - August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014 - August 23, 2014;  August 30, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Every Saturday this summer, use the tools and techniques of paleontologists to search for evidence that ancient creatures roamed (or swam) where The Mariners’ Museum Park is located today! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222; www.marinersmuseum.org/Dinosaurs
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandCampin' Kids
May 24, 2014;  May 31, 2014;  June 7, 2014;  June 14, 2014;  June 21, 2014;  June 28, 2014;  July 5, 2014;  July 12, 2014;  July 19, 2014;  July 26, 2014;  August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014;  August 30, 2014, 4 p.m.
Every Saturday from May 24th through August 30th, meet a park naturalist at the Campsite Activity Building for a variety of fun afternoon activities.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandFamily Films by the Fountain
August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Address: 700 Town Center Drive
Phone: 757-926-1400
Highway Exit: 258A
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ExpandSharks
August 2, 2014
Kick off Shark Week with a fun-filled day of shark crafts, activities and lore at the Virginia Living Museum. Touch a huge fossil tooth from an ancestor of a modern great white shark that was longer than a bus. Watch a scheduled live shark feeding and go on a shark facts scavenger hunt. Discover why these efficient and intelligent hunters are the top predators in the sea on this day of fishy fun for the whole family.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandWeekend Workout at City Center
August 2, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  August 23, 2014;  August 30, 2014, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Enjoy a free workout session under the bandshell tent! Newport News Instructional Classes certified instructors will lead classes. Open to all ages and levels. No registration is required; just come and join in the fun! 8 a.m. Yoga, 9 a.m. Tai Chi, 10 a.m. Zumba and 11 a.m. Variety Fitness.
Address: 700 Town Center Drive
Phone: 757-926-1400
Highway Exit: 258A
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ExpandBird Walks
March 2, 2014;  March 16, 2014;  April 6, 2014;  May 4, 2014;  May 18, 2014;  June 1, 2014;  June 15, 2014;  July 6, 2014;  July 20, 2014;  August 3, 2014;  August 17, 2014;  September 7, 2014;  September 21, 2014;  October 19, 2014;  November 16, 2014;  December 7, 2014, 7 a.m.
The Hampton Roads Bird Club has monitored the bird population of Newport News Park since 1965. Join club volunteers in the Picnic Area I parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month for some early morning birding. Be prepared to car pool to several areas in the park. Beginners are welcome. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Free.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandSunday Funday
August 3, 2014;  August 10, 2014;  August 17, 2014;  August 24, 2014;  August 31, 2014, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The games might change each week, but you can count on the fun! Enjoy table tennis, cornhole, volleyball or other games. Food and drink specials available at participating restaurants.
Address: 700 Town Center Drive
Phone: 757-926-1400
Highway Exit: 258A
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ExpandMegalodon Week
August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Join us during Shark Week for some fun family programs fit for a Megalodon!
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandMaritime Mondays
June 2, 2014;  June 9, 2014;  June 16, 2014;  June 23, 2014;  June 30, 2014;  July 7, 2014;  July 14, 2014;  July 21, 2014;  July 28, 2014;  August 4, 2014;  August 11, 2014;  August 18, 2014;  August 25, 2014;  September 8, 2014;  October 13, 2014;  November 10, 2014;  December 8, 2014, 10 a.m.
Join us Monday Mornings at The Mariners’ Museum for a morning of fund and engaginglearning activities for children ages 18 months to rising 5th grade. For more information, please visit http://www.marinersmuseum.org/maritimemondays or call (757)596-2222.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSummer PaleoCamps
June 16, 2014 - June 20, 2014;  July 7, 2014 - July 11, 2014;  July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014;  August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014;  August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014
What is a paleontologist and why is the job so awesome? Spend a week as a paleontologist as you search for evidence of ancient creatures and compare the modern day inhabitants of the seas with those who swam there thousands of years ago. Along the way, we'll make our own fossil dig to excavate at home and our own bug preserved in amber. Participants will enjoy excavating a replica sea creature from the Cretaceous period and putting the pieces together to form a model to take home. We'll compare the modern day inhabitants of the seas with those who swam there thousands of years ago while enjoying films and many other exciting activities. Cost includes a t-shirt for each student. Lunch is not included. Call for camp topics, ages and additional information.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandParagon City Center 12 - Free Kids Movies: Peabody and Sherman
August 5, 2014 - August 7, 2014, 10 a.m.
Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer, families can enjoy a different kids movie! Space is limited, so admittance will be first come, first served.
Address: 11810 Fountain Way
Phone: 757-525-9898
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