Join Nauticus as they celebrate their 25th Birthday Party!
Nauticus is celebrating 25 years, and you're invited! Enjoy live music, entertainment, face painting, balloon animals, cupcakes and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
FREE admission for kids (12 and under)*
FREE souvenir cup**
* Limit of 2 free children with each paying adult.
** Free souvenir cup while supplies last.
NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.
- Changing Exhibits
- Battleship Wisconsin
- Permanent Exhibits
- Digital Hi-Definition and 3D Films
- Online Exhibit
- Nauticus Webcam
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
- Special programs & events
- Daily Schedule
- Picnic in the Park
- Camp Nauticus
- Battleship Wisconsin Overnights
- Family Programs
- Scout Programs
- Junior Scientists Club
HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT ON THE DOWNTOWN NORFOLK WATERFRONT!
Located on the beautiful Downtown Norfolk waterfront, with sweeping views of both the Elizabeth River and the metro skyline, the Nauticus Complex, composed of the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, the Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus offers some of the most spectacular and unique event venues in the area.
Whether enjoying gorgeous vistas from within a huge glass rotunda, handling sea urchins in a touch pool, or watching the sunset from the fantail of a massive battleship, your guests are assured an extraordinary and memorable experience.
We do this through a variety of programs available to the public, such as our sailing cruises, adult sailing lessons, an expansive membership program, and our popular Sail Quest Summer Camps. Proceeds from these Sail Nauticus programs enable Hampton Roads youth, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to meet new friends and learn new things as they navigate their way to becoming exceptional young adults.
Nauticus is proud to support the military community and offer a military discount!
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rest of the year: Closed Mondays, Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Please call for other holiday hours.
Closing procedures for the Battleship Wisconsin begin 15 minutes before close and the ship will be closed in the event of inclement weather.
Nauticus Admission Prices:
**GOLD TICKET - BEST VALUE!**
Children (Ages 4-12): $31.50
Children (Ages 3 and under): Free (Children must be 8 years old for interior tours of the Battleship Wisconsin.)
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $32.95
- Nauticus Admission
- Guided Interior Battleship Wisconsin Tour
- Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
- 3D Movies
Children (Ages 4-12): $11.50
Children (Ages 3 and under): Free
Seniors (Age 55 and up) and AAA Adults: $14.95
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $12.95
Nauticus/Victory Rover Combo
Enjoy a day of maritime fun with admission to Nauticus and a two hour Naval Base cruise aboard the Victory Rover. Available March through December. For dates and more information, contact Victory Rover at (757) 627-7406 or visit www.navalbasecruises.com. Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Rover Ticket Window at Nauticus.