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Scavenger Hunt Adventure Contest at The Mariners’ Museum

The good people over at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, sure know how to put together a fun contest for the summer! This simple promotion will be loads of fun for you and the kids, while giving your family a chance to win some pretty spectacular prizes!!

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Here is all the info:

  • Contest begins Friday, June 10th and ends Friday, August 5th.
  • Each Friday, The Mariners’ Museum will release a clue on Instagram about a specific boat or ship that can be found on display at the museum.
  • You will have one week to snap a pic or a selfie with the boat and share on Instagram using the hashtag #FindtheBoat — That’s your entry, it’s that easy!


Each entry will give you a chance to win a weekly prize valued at $100. The prizes change each week and are things like Busch Gardens tickets, restaurant and shopping gift cards and MORE! Every entry throughout the contest will also be compiled and a lucky GRAND Prize Winner will receive:


Carnival Cruise for TWO in an ocean view suite!

(The grand prizes will be drawn at a special #FindtheBoat party at the Museum on August 15th.)

Good Luck!!


The Mariners’ Museum also has a few openings left for Maritime Adventure Camp this summer!


Each DAY will be a new adventure!

Enjoy activities such as…

A Trip Around the World

  • Listen to music from around the globe
  • Make crafts from distant lands
  • Play games enjoyed by children in other countries

Extreme Deep

  • Learn about bioluminescence in sea creatures
  • Create an R.O.V. arm to recover objects from the ocean floor
  • Discover creatures living near the bottom of the sea

 A Pirate’s Life for Me

  • Find out about life aboard a pirate ship
  • Dress like a pirate
  • Go on a treasure hunt

 Monsters and Mermaids

  • Create sea creature masks & mermaid puppets
  • Explore stories and myths about famous mythological creatures
  • Play under the sea limbo


  • Make a vintage travel journal
  • Become a 1912 ocean traveler
  • Become a wireless operator as you learn how to receive and decipher Morse code

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