Norfolk, VA

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Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA How do we get there? Number: 757-664-1000
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All's time to visit Nauticus!

If you are a family who loves history, or loves maritime adventure, then you might just want to keep reading!

Nauticus is historical, and fascinating, and of! You can't help but first be impressed with how huge the Battleship Wisconsin is. It's actually one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S Navy.

Step aboard, and explore it's deck through your own self-guided tour that will take you back in time. Can you imagine what it would have been like living and working in such a place. Well, on the tours you will find out!

The battleship earned 5 battle stars during WWII - so there is quite a history to explore!

Nauticis also has a museum filled with both permanent and changing exhibits that cover a range of fascinating topics. The permanent exhibits can let you explore the secrets of the deep, where you can learn all about The Celia submarine, and your family can actually control a 9-foot long robotic arm to try and collect artifacts and samples off the seabed!

You can imagine yourself gazing down upon earth as you are suspended 22,000 miles above the surface, and kids in particular will love Horseshoe Crab Cove there they can actually touch exotic sea creatures in the tide pool!

Nauticus is also able to get you face to face with their newest additions....sharks....and kids can learn all about the living seashore and inhabitants of Chesapeake Bay. Pretty cool!

Maritime fun is waiting at this great and popular Norfolk attraction!

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How much does it cost?



Tickets range $15.95 - $35.95



Tickets range $11.50 - $31.50 (ages 4 to 11)


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3 years


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Nauticus FAQ’s

The collections have been meticulously preserved and collated, and displayed, so the history of the maritime can be explored for years to come. They are dedicated to preserving the history and profits go back into the preservation

Dockside Cafe has a salad bar, chicken wing bar, and other tastes!

Plan about 2 to 3 hours for the museum, and an extra 2 hours for the Battleship

Banana Pier Gift Shop is on the first floor, and have over 3,000 sq feet of shopping! Books, toys, decor…all yours to take home!

They offer several educational programs including field trips, science camps, preschool science adventure and outreach programs!

There is an outdoor dining area if you want to bring your own lunch, or they have salads in the cafe

There is wheelchair accessibility throughout the building and on the main deck of the USS Wisconsin

The prices range from basic admission, to extras such as films. Check the best package ticket for you

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