Sea, Space and Safari in Hampton Roads

Visit three popular museums all in one day!  One of the largest maritime history museums, the Mariners’ Museum is filled with artifacts that celebrate seafaring adventure. Explore rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, the USS Monitor ironclad, paintings and small craft from around the world.

Take flight to the Virginia Air & Space Center, the visitor center for NASA Langley and Langley Air Force Base. Launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, fly an airplane. See the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars meteorite and a DC-9 passenger jet. Watch an IMAX film.

Experience native wildlife at the Virginia Living Museum! View red wolves, bald eagles and a sea turtle. Meet animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay, a swamp, mountain cove and limestone cave. Enjoy hands-on activities, extensive native plant displays, observatory,  planetarium, boardwalk with animals in naturalized habitats, green living exhibits and children's nature playground..