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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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'Hop' on over to the Big Wisky Porch to celebrate #NationalIPADay & #IntlBeerDay! Serving local brews like The Bold Mariner Brewing Company, O'Connor Brewing Co., and Smartmouth Beer 🍺 Ps. Don't forget about Happy Hour from 4-6pm... Cheers! 🍻 😋
Let's do our part, #MaskUpNorfolk! 💪 VisitNorfolk is giving away a restaurant/brewery gift card each week (through Sep 25) to participants that submit Mask Up Norfolk photos! How to Enter: 😷 Wear a face mask around Norfolk. 📸 Take a photo of yourself wearing the mask at your favorite Norfolk spot attraction, restaurant, park etc. 📱 Share your photo in a Facebook or Instagram post by tagging @visitnorfolkva and/or uploading directly to this page: https://bit.ly/2XeZVx4
Today we recognize and honor those who served during the Korean War! #NationalKoreanWarVeteransArmisticeDay On 26 November, with Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral F.P. Denebrink, Commander, Service Force, Pacific, embarked, Wisconsin departed Yokosuka for Korean waters to support the fast carrier operations of TF 77. Learn more: https://nauticus.org/korean-war/
Meet us on the Big Wisky Porch for HAPPY HOUR! 🍻Thursday-Saturday 4pm-6pm! Food 🌮😋 $1 Lumpia (Beef, Veggie, Wisky Q, Buffalo Chicken) $2 Tacos (Beef, Chicken, Wisky Q, Fish) Drink 🍺🍷🍹 $2 Bud or Bud Light $4 House Wine $5 Cocktails #SeeYouThere
Two thumbs up for our NEW Design. Build. Sail. Summer Camp! 👍 👍 Sailing, the Battleship Wisconsin, duck tape boat regatta & more... Only a few spots remain, sign up today: http://bit.ly/DesignBuildSail
Chief Mate Corey Roy talks the Schooner Virginia, Sail Nauticus, and the Nauticus Foundation in Tall Ships America‘s podcast! 🎙 Tune in: https://bit.ly/3iOFZtY
Interested in learning more about the Battleship Wisconsin's history? 🇺🇸 Check out this NEW ARRIVAL at the #BananaPierGiftShop: USS Wisconsin (BB-64): From World War II to the Persian Gulf to Museum Ship (Legends of Warfare: Naval) by David Doyle. Purchase in the gift shop or online today: https://bit.ly/2Dn42Ql 🌟 All Gift Shop purchases support the Nauticus Foundation & the maintenance of the Battleship Wisconsin. 🌟
Interested in learning more about the Battleship Wisconsin's history? 🇺🇸 Check out this NEW ARRIVAL at the #BananaPierGiftShop: USS Wisconsin (BB-64): From World War II to the Persian Gulf to Museum Ship (Legends of Warfare: Naval) by David Doyle. Purchase in the gift shop or online today: https://bit.ly/2Dn42Ql 🌟 All Gift Shop purchases support the Nauticus Foundation & the maintenance of the Battleship Wisconsin. 🌟
Ready, Set, Underwater Robotics Challenge Course! Take control of your own Seabot and test your skills as you navigate it through our underwater challenge course. Limited to 6 people per group. $30 per group (with admission). Book your ROV adventure today: https://bit.ly/3gbYpCW
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Thursday August 6th, 2020

One of my favorite photo's of the Battleship Wisconsin.
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One of my favorite photos of the Battleship Wisconsin. All rights reserved: Contact owner for prints or usage.

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Thursday August 6th, 2020

Nauticus

'Hop' on over to the Big Wisky Porch to celebrate #NationalIPADay & #IntlBeerDay!

Serving local brews like The Bold Mariner Brewing Company, O'Connor Brewing Co., and Smartmouth Beer 🍺

Ps. Don't forget about Happy Hour from 4-6pm... Cheers! 🍻 😋
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Hop on over to the Big Wisky Porch to celebrate #NationalIPADay & #IntlBeerDay! Serving local brews like The Bold Mariner Brewing Company, OConnor Brewing Co., and Smartmouth Beer 🍺 Ps. Dont forget about Happy Hour from 4-6pm... Cheers! 🍻 😋

Wednesday August 5th, 2020

Nauticus

Meet Chipper, Battleship Wisconsin Staff Member and former Volunteer!

Chipper served during Vietnam aboard the USS King DLG-10. He arrived as a MM E-2 in mid 1965 and left MM E-5 August 1968!

Chipper is known for his guided tours accompanied with many stories of former Big WisKy crew members and the ship in general. Ask him about the case of peanut butter, crew fishing off the fan tail or when a whale hit the propeller!

Visit Chipper and other Veterans during your next trip to the Battleship Wisconsin: bit.ly/3gbYpCW
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Well done Chipper! You didn’t break anything either!🤣

Monday August 3rd, 2020

Nauticus

Why do fish come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors? We will take a closer look at fins, body shape, size, and color and then put our creativity to the test! What type of fish will YOU design?

Sign up for our August 11th Curious Kids STEM-ulating Activities FREE virtual program: bit.ly/38mu15N
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Friday July 31st, 2020

Nauticus

Let's do our part, #maskupnorfolk! 💪

VisitNorfolk is giving away a restaurant/brewery gift card each week (through Sep 25) to participants that submit Mask Up Norfolk photos!

How to Enter:
😷 Wear a face mask around Norfolk.
📸 Take a photo of yourself wearing the mask at your favorite Norfolk spot attraction, restaurant, park etc.
📱 Share your photo in a Facebook or Instagram post by tagging @visitnorfolkva and/or uploading directly to this page: bit.ly/2XeZVx4
... See MoreSee Less

Lets do our part, #MaskUpNorfolk! 💪 VisitNorfolk is giving away a restaurant/brewery gift card each week (through Sep 25) to participants that submit Mask Up Norfolk photos! How to Enter: 😷 Wear a face mask around Norfolk. 📸 Take a photo of yourself wearing the mask at your favorite Norfolk spot attraction, restaurant, park etc. 📱 Share your photo in a Facebook or Instagram post by tagging @visitnorfolkva and/or uploading directly to this page: https://bit.ly/2XeZVx4

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Stay safe! Love what you’re doing ⚓️❤️

Steven Salazar you’re already out exploring!

Thursday July 30th, 2020

Nauticus

Here’s the scoop - we have a delicious plan for families to beat the heat this summer. 🍦

Each Wednesday in August, the Big Wisky Porch restaurant will serve up a free scoop of hand-dipped ice cream to every child that visits Nauticus.

One scoop of ice cream per child will be served with proof of admission each Wednesday in August (August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th). bit.ly/3hSb52C
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Wednesday July 29th, 2020

Nauticus

Meet Bob Adamcik, Battleship Wisconsin Volunteer! #wiskywednesday

Bob served 25 years in the Navy. He spent one year enlisted, earned a US Navy ROTC scholarship to The Ohio State University, and then was commissioned as an Ensign and served as a Surface Warfare Officer for 20 years and then retired as a Lieutenant Commander (O-4).

Bob served on the destroyer USS JOHN HANCOCK; the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK; the amphibious assault ships USS KEARSARGE, USS PELELIU, and USS BATAAN; and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY.

Learn more from Bob and other Veterans during your next visit! Purchase online tickets today: bit.ly/3gbYpCW
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Tuesday July 28th, 2020

Nauticus

Want to get out on the water and learn what it takes to sail? Sign up for one of our #sailnauticus First Sail programs: bit.ly/2OQsYlO

The First Sail experience is an introduction to sailing in a casual setting. Up to three students and an instructor will learn how to harness the winds and steer the boat on a course. ⛵️
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Monday July 27th, 2020

Nauticus

Today we recognize and honor those who served during the Korean War! #NationalKoreanWarVeteransArmisticeDay

On 26 November, with Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral F.P. Denebrink, Commander, Service Force, Pacific, embarked, Wisconsin departed Yokosuka for Korean waters to support the fast carrier operations of TF 77. Learn more: nauticus.org/korean-war/
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Today we recognize and honor those who served during the Korean War! #NationalKoreanWarVeteransArmisticeDay On 26 November, with Vice Admiral Martin and Rear Admiral F.P. Denebrink, Commander, Service Force, Pacific, embarked, Wisconsin departed Yokosuka for Korean waters to support the fast carrier operations of TF 77. Learn more: https://nauticus.org/korean-war/

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Thank you all for service to our country ⚓️💝🇺🇸

I wanted a BB, but got a CV.

Friday July 24th, 2020

Nauticus

🚨 Parents!! 🚨

One spot NOW OPEN for next week's Design. Build. Sail. Summer Camp! ⛵️

Your child will ❤️ a week of sailing, the Battleship Wisconsin, a boat building regatta and more! Sign up here: bit.ly/32NCJJP
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