January 5, 2013 – January 6, 2013
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host its popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6. For this weekend only, normal parking and admission fees will be waived and visitors will be invited to explore the museum for any price they can afford.
December 31, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Brightsound Entertainment will host the first-ever aircraft carrier ball drop on Monday, December 31, 2012. This special event will feature live performances inside the Hangar Bay and on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.
For more information and tickets, please visit: http://yorktowncountdown.com/
(Please note: this event is for ages 21 and up only)
On New Year’s Eve, the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:30 p.m. The museum will resume normal hours of operation on January 1.
Happy New Year!
December 25, 2012
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! Please note: the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:30 p.m.
December 24, 2012
In honor of Christmas Eve, the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:30 p.m.
December 16, 2012
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the return of “Open Cockpit Sunday.” This is the fourth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began last year.
For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet and the A-6 Intruder. Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft. Normal museum admission rates apply.
December 8, 2012
Patriots Point will kick of Pinewood Derby Races aboard the USS Yorktown! This special program will be offered to overnight campers each month and is one you won’t want to miss!
December 7, 2012
VFW will host a ceremony to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
INFORMAL LEARNING TO EXPAND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Join other Homeschoolers for annual Homeschool Day Friday, December 7, 10am-noon
Homeschool Days are back by popular demand. 90-minute program includes History and Science, and then guests may explore on their own until Patriots Point closes at 6:30pm. While you are here, also check out the destroyer USS LAFFEY and the submarine USS CLAMAGORE, as well as the Vietnam Naval Support Base on the landside. You’ll have a ‘truly historic’ day of learning and fun!
Cost: $10 per student or adult.
Attendance is limited to 200 participants per session.
LAST AVAILABLE DATE (CLICK TO REGISTER)
Purchase a copy of ‘Oscar I Am; Harry I Was!?” and have it waiting for you when you arrive. Published by Patriots Point Institute of History, Science & Technology. This two-part book supports our onsite education programs, and features “Oscar,” an oxygen atom and “Harry,” a Civil War veteran. In Part I, Oscar tells a Science story about his trip through South Carolina’s watershed. Part II features a series of letters written by Harry and his descendants, that takes the reader through historical events, from the Civil War to today.
Ship Shape Scavenger Hunts are a proven fun and adventurous activity that allow students to see even more of the ship’s sites.
+ Add a Scavenger Hunt for just $1 additional per student during registration online
• Meals in the CPO Mess or at the Snack Bar are available for additional cost. You may also bring your own lunch and eat in the picnic area on the property.
• Parking is $5.00 per vehicle per day for cars. Buses may park for free.
• An elevator is available to reach the Hangar Deck and Flight Deck Levels of the USS YORKTOWN. Some areas of the USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE may be difficult for guests with physical limitations
November 22, 2012
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Please note: the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:30 p.m.