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. The museum's Charlotte's Cafe offers made-from-scratch sandwiches, soups and salads.
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. There are several restaurants within walking distance in downtown Hampton.
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. The museum's Wild Side Cafe offers made-to-order hot and cold lunch (sandwiches, soups, salads) and snack items.