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Maritime Mondays

May 27, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Maritime Mondays

Every Monday at 10:30 AM

Designed for children 18 months to 8 years. FREE with $1 Museum admission.

Fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.

Upcoming Dates:


Jungle Drums

Written and illustrated by Graeme Base

Monday, May 6, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Tired of being teased, Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, uses a set of magic drums to make wishes, but he is not careful enough and makes the rift between the Warthogs and the beautiful Other Beasts even worse.

Jungle Drums book cover

13 MAY

Tickly Octopus

Written and illustrated by Ruth Galloway

Monday, May 13, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Octopus’ eight tentacles make him really good at tickling others, but when he tickles Oyster and causes her to lose her precious pearl, Octopus questions whether his talent really does any good all.

Tickly Octopus book cover

20 MAY

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Written and illustrated by Iza Trapani

Monday, May 20, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Climb aboard, read, and sing along with this adorable family of bumbling bears as they row, row, row their boat on a merry adventure in this beloved, reimagined nursery rhyme. Hold on to your hats and get ready to laugh as these irresistible characters rock, bash, and splash their way into your heart. Iza Trapani brings a fresh spin to this classic song with new verses and sweet and vibrant illustrations. Young readers will recognize the song and delight in seeing it come to life as the bears paddle their way through each and every page.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat book cover

27 MAY

Chesapeake 1-2-3

Written by Priscilla Cummings and illustrated by David Aiken

Monday, May 27, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
In Chesapeake 1-2-3, the bay comes alive for preschoolers and toddlers learning to count. Pages and scenes grow more crowded as readers approach “ten,” then see all the numbers once again. One girl went out to fish; two ospreys fly up high; three sails are on each boat; learn to count–the Chesapeake Way! This book will delight youngsters with its clever rhymes and whimsical drawings.

Chesapeake 1-2-3 book cover


Guido’s Gondola

Written by Renee Riva and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Monday, June 3, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Guido spends his days shuttling tourists along the waterways of Venice in a small gondola. The kindhearted young rat enjoys the simple pleasures of his world–until his eyes are opened to the possibilities of all that could be accomplished with a larger, faster vessel. As Guido is persuaded to acquire bigger and better boats, life becomes increasingly complicated. Just how far will he go in his search for true satisfaction?

Guido's Gondola book cover

10 JUN

Boats Float!

Written by George Ella Lyon and Ben Lyon, and illustrated by Mick Wiggins

Monday, June 10, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Set sail into the world of boats. From steamships to ghostships, to the little and big in-between ships, this fun, rhyming book explores a wide array of boats.

Boats Float! book cover

17 JUN

The Secret of Black Rock

Written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton

Monday, June 17, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea—the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won’t let her go. Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?

The Secret of Black Rock book cover

24 JUN


Written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Monday, June 24, 2019 • 10:30 AM

This week’s book:
You may never have
heard of a lightship.

Once, lightships
anchored on waters
across America,
on the oceans
and in the Great Lakes,
floating where lighthouses
could not be built.
Smaller than most ships,
but more steadfast, too,
they held their spots,
through calm and storm,
to guide sailors
toward safe waters.

In these pages
one lightship
and her crew (and cat)
again hold their place.
The crew goes
again from bow to stern,
from keel to mast,
to run their engines,
shine their lights,
and sound their horns.

They run the small ship
that guides the large ships.
They are the crew (and cat)
that work to make the ocean safe,
that hold their place,
so other ships can sail.

Come aboard!

Lightship book cover

Have a question regarding Maritime Mondays?

Contact the Interpretation Department to get quick answers to your questions.

Interpretation Department
(757) 591-7747
[email protected]


May 27, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222