Norfolk, VA

Where are we going?

1 Waterside Dr
VA 23510


What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Tickets range $15.95 - $35.95

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

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily. Labor Day to Memorial - closed Mon / Noon - 5pm Sunday

All year round. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day.


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

There is an outdoor dining area if you want to bring your own lunch, or they have salads in the cafe - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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