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Nauticus

1 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510
757-664-1000

Region: Norfolk

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Nauticus is an attraction located in Norfolk, Virginia, just a short distance away from Virginia Beach. Found on One Waterside Drive, Nauticus is conveniently located and very fun to see in person. It is interesting to children and adults alike. This attraction is an assemblage of science and technology exhibits. Many of the center’s exhibits are interactive. Here, people can learn about the economic and naval power of the sea.

Nauticus is also home of the Battleship Wisconsin. Not only does the center collect many exhibits that relate to the original USS Wisconsin, but it also has the BB-64 live and in living color. This was the original ship used in the Pacific Theater of World War II, the Korean War, Navy reserve fleets and Operation Desert Storm. She “retired” in 1991 and earned six battle stars. On April 16, 2010, a formal ceremony took place, showing that the Battleship Wisconsin was now the legal property of the City of Norfolk. Now visitors can enjoy hands-on exhibits of the ship, HD films, sharks and presentations.

A Day at Nauticus is a step into the history of Naval forces and the landmark events they endured!

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Wednesday October 16th, 2019

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Check out what our Schooner Virginia has been up to this week! Tomorrow she will set sail in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner race from Baltimore, Maryland. Good luck team! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out what our Schooner Virginia has been up to this week! Tomorrow she will set sail in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner race from Baltimore, Maryland. Good luck team!

Friday October 11th, 2019

In super-early today and inspired with poem as I watched the sun rise over the USS Wisconsin from our conference room. It's lovely here...
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In super-early today and inspired with poem as I watched the sun rise over the USS Wisconsin from our conference room. Its lovely here...
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Monday October 7th, 2019

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Sunday October 6th, 2019

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Nearly 3,000 German cruise ship passengers are enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon in Norfolk. The massive vessel Mein Schiff 1 is making its inaugural call to our port and will depart this evening at 6 p.m.

Three hours later, we will welcome an overnight visit by the 300-passenger Silver Cloud--its guests will spend the day in Norfolk tomorrow.

Over the next two weeks, the City will host more than 15,000 cruise ship passengers, representing nearly $2 million in spending and economic impact!
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Nearly 3,000 German cruise ship passengers are enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon in Norfolk.  The massive vessel Mein Schiff 1 is making its inaugural call to our port and will depart this evening at 6 p.m.  Three hours later, we will welcome an overnight visit by the 300-passenger Silver Cloud--its guests will spend the day in Norfolk tomorrow.  Over the next two weeks, the City will host more than 15,000 cruise ship passengers, representing nearly $2 million in spending and economic impact!

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Is there a list anywhere of what ships are visiting and when? I'd love to get some pictures of these cruise ships!

And a good number of those German tourists had local bicycle guides taking them all over Norfolk. There will be more on Wednesday. If you see large groups on bicycles moving through Norfolk in the next couple of weeks, please give them (us) room to move. Be good hosts, and let them enjoy our lovely City.

Love this! Mind if we use this to show off Norfolk? If you’re cool with it, just reply with #YesNorfolk and mention @VisitNorfolkVA

She was here before at the same time as another ship and was docked at a shipyard. Perhaps our terminal needs expansion

Saturday October 5th, 2019

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Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin will be open Monday, October 7, giving you and our visiting cruise ship passengers a chance to explore the nautical, naval and natural power of the sea! We'll be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

And … we'll change our regular opening days again later this month, as we'll open on Monday, October 28, to welcome you and even more cruise ship passengers! Same hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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I don't know why you stop the Escape ship after labor day!

Friday October 4th, 2019

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We had so much fun partnering with our friends at The Veil Brewing Co. on July 4th that we thought we'd do it again!

Excited to announce that we will be serving a few of Veil's tasty brews at the first annual Steel Beach Barbecue Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9!

All proceeds from the event will benefit the ongoing maintenance, restoration and educational programming on our Battleship Wisconsin - Do you have your tickets yet? bit.ly/2k3VyUW
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We had so much fun partnering with our friends at The Veil Brewing Co. on July 4th that we thought wed do it again!  Excited to announce that we will be serving a few of Veils tasty brews at the first annual Steel Beach Barbecue Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9!  All proceeds from the event will benefit the ongoing maintenance, restoration and educational programming on our Battleship Wisconsin - Do you have your tickets yet? https://bit.ly/2k3VyUW

Thursday October 3rd, 2019

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She's here. The Scenic Eclipse has arrived. Thanks to Don Sippel for this early morning pic! ... See MoreSee Less

Shes here.  The Scenic Eclipse has arrived.  Thanks to Don Sippel for this early morning pic!

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Maybe they drunk it all !

Looks like they haven't loaded the beer yet.🤔

Thomas Verge Conner Fetch me pictures

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Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

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Less than 2 months after being christened, the world's first Discovery Yacht is coming to Norfolk! The 551-foot long Scenic Eclipse is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. tomorrow. The luxury vessel has 114 suites and accomodates 228 passengers. It travels with two helicopters and its own six-person submarine. Check out these photos! ... See MoreSee Less

Less than 2 months after being christened, the worlds first Discovery Yacht is coming to Norfolk!  The 551-foot long Scenic Eclipse is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. tomorrow.  The luxury vessel has 114 suites and accomodates 228 passengers.  It travels with two helicopters and its own six-person submarine. Check out these photos!

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Susan M. Heely

Where do I sign up? 💁‍♀️

Rachel Goodwin Foster

Roger Dale Peyton

Great! When do the tours begin?

Brent Massey, did you see this?

Nice

Wonder what the costs will be ?

I want to go aboard.

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Tuesday October 1st, 2019

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Nauticus is excited to receive the Hampton Roads Alliance for Environmental Education Award of Excellence for Fostering Partnerships for its Sea Bins Project with Chesapeake-based Wartsila Defense, Inc. The Sea Bins are unique floating trash containers that collect trash through the use of low energy, submersible pumps. Since their installation near the Nauticus docks last October, more than 932 pounds of debris have been collected and removed from the Elizabeth River. ... See MoreSee Less

Nauticus is excited to receive the Hampton Roads Alliance for Environmental Education Award of Excellence for Fostering Partnerships for its Sea Bins Project with Chesapeake-based Wartsila Defense, Inc.  The Sea Bins are unique floating trash containers that collect trash through the use of low energy, submersible pumps. Since their installation near the Nauticus docks last October, more than 932 pounds of debris have been collected and removed from the Elizabeth River.

Sunday September 29th, 2019

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Princess Azalea is back after getting a makeover in celebration of 20 Years of Mermaids on Parade in Norfolk. Isn't she lovely? ... See MoreSee Less

Princess Azalea is back after getting a makeover in celebration of 20 Years of Mermaids on Parade in Norfolk.  Isnt she lovely?

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Can't wait to see how many days it's gonna take for people to cover her boobs in admission stickers again... Lol

I thought she was missing. 😂

Kim Krecek Mantey

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We had so much fun partnering with our friends at The Veil Brewing Co. on July 4th that we thought we'd do it again!  Excited to announce that we will be serving a few of Veil's tasty brews at the first annual Steel Beach Barbecue Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9!  All proceeds from the event will benefit the ongoing maintenance, restoration and educational programming on our Battleship Wisconsin - Do you have your tickets yet? https://bit.ly/2k3VyUW
She's here.  The Scenic Eclipse has arrived.  Thanks to Don Sippel for this early morning pic!
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