June 22, 2013
- Time 10:00 a.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Free
Ahoy, me mateys! Tired of the same old pirate stories? National Geographic Museum brings Real Pirates to life with historical re-enactors, telescope making, and traditional pirate tunes. Create your own jolly roger, see a live pirate show and falconry demonstration, learn how to build a boat and dive into the world of underwater archaeology!
Watch, Listen, and Learn
• Experience pistol duels and cannon fire, and learn about emergency amputations with The Valhallas Pirates, a group of modern day pirates
• Sword-fighting and sea shanties add up to a swashbuckling time with the Shadow Players
• Come meet Captain Flint along with his pirate puppet crew through storytime and songs with performances by Cliff Long
• Falconry demonstrations based on their use during the golden age of piracy with the Earth Conservation Corps
• Enjoy a delightful mix of sea shanties and musical styles. C. Shells will have children of all ages laughing, smiling and stamping their swashbuckling feet
• Sing along to maritime, nautical, and Celtic music, songs of past, present, and future with House of Cadarn
• Learn what it takes to survive as a modern pirate from the Moody Crewe
• Create a stomp cannon, test ship technology like ropes and pulleys, and design your own ship sail with Ideaventions
• Walk the plank with KEVA planks! Build a pirate ship, beach landing, or anything you want
• Make a maritime map and a sailor valentine to send abroad with the US Navy Museum
• Learn about the Whydah’s roots in the slave trade with the Pearl Coalition
• Face Painting
• Pirate Dress Up
• Spyglass Making
• Pirate Games
• Knot Tying
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C., US
Telephone: 202 857 7700
Lat/Lon: 38.904592000000001, -77.038503000000006
Taste a variety of pirate and seafaring themed Heavy Seas beers, including several authentic cask ales, one in a wooden firkin.
Host a pirate themed party for your own little buccaneer! Complete with an exhibit tour of Real Pirates.
The exhibition tells the story of the crew of a real pirate ship that started as a slave ship—and gives some insights into the violence and idealism of early 18th-century piracy.
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