Aug. 3: National Civil War Naval Museum hosts Cool History Naval Technology

July 25, 2013 

The National Civil War Naval Museum presents Cool History: Naval Technology on Saturday, Aug. 3. The family-friendly event will feature Hands On Technology activities, Captain Scatterbrains’ Scavenger Hunt, a museum tour, a guided bike tour down the Riverwalk and a multimedia presentation on advances in naval technology during the Civil War.

Here's a schedule:

Guided River Walk Bike Tour at 11 a.m.: Ride On Bikes provides bikes and guests are welcome to bring their own for this guided journey through Columbus history. Bike tours are $10 per person and include admission to the museum.

Hands On Technology Family Activities, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. A model ship building class will demonstrate various model ship making techniques for any level. Kids can craft their own paper vessels and learn the fundamentals to building a detailed model of the U.S.S Monitor. Materials and models will be provided free with paid admission.

Scavenger Hunt, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Captain Scatterbrains leads guests in a Scavenger Hunt. Prizes will be given.

Museum Tour, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. A guided tour of the museum will focus on technological advances in the Civil War Navies.

Steaming into the Future Multimedia Presentation 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn the many fascinating innovations in naval technology that developed during the Civil War.

The National Civil War Naval Museum is located at 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia, and is open Sunday – Monday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the museum’s website at or call 706-327-9798.

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