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Polynesian Voyagers opens October 1!
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POLYNESIAN VOYAGERS
New exhibition opens Saturday, October 1
Special $5 Museum admission for opening day
 

Designed to evoke the feeling of what it is to be a voyager, Polynesian Voyagers opens October 1 in conjunction with Hokule'a's second visit to Hampton Roads. This exhibition will feature the time-honored navigational skills of the Polynesian navigators who relied on their knowledge of waves, winds, stars, and nature instead of modern instruments.


Guests will encounter displays demonstrating the origin of the Polynesian culture and community and how they are inherently maritime focused. With an emphasis on navigational techniques that precede technology, the exhibition will guide visitors through the story of exploration and settlement of the vast Pacific islands. Polynesian Voyagers will feature the traditional supplies and methods encountered on a Polynesian voyaging canoe, and guests will be able to listen to Polynesian chants that would have been used in ancient times to share history among civilizations without a common written language.

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Members' Exclusive Preview
Saturday, October 1: 9 - 11 a.m.
Be the first to see our newest exhibition! Enjoy breakfast, a special cultural performance, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to the public opening. This is a free Members-only event.
Opening Celebration - $5 admission!
Saturday, October 1: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for an opening day celebration consisting of cultural performances and an expert panel discussion. Enjoy the special Museum admission price of $5 which includes all activities.
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