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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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Friday September 21st, 2018

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We had a great picnic today on the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) with the ship veterans ⚓️ ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 20th, 2018

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Welcome back to your ship, USS Wisconsin (BB-64) veterans! We’re excited to celebrate with you all during your reunion this week ⚓️ ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome back to your ship, USS Wisconsin (BB-64) veterans! We’re excited to celebrate with you all during your reunion this week ⚓️

 

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Be there tomorrow.

Nice, have a good time!

ENJOY

Tuesday September 18th, 2018

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We’re thankful that Hurricane Florence left us alone for the most part and that we’re back to blue skies above the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)! ... See MoreSee Less

We’re thankful that Hurricane Florence left us alone for the most part and that we’re back to blue skies above the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)!

 

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Friday September 14th, 2018

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Nauticus will re-open tomorrow Saturday, Sept 15 normal business hours. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 14th, 2018

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Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin will re-open tomorrow, September 15, at 10 a.m. Normal operating hours will be in effect. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 11th, 2018

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Due to Hurricane Florence, Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) will be CLOSED
Wednesday, September 12 - Sunday, September 16
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Due to Hurricane Florence, Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) will be CLOSED
Wednesday, September 12 - Sunday, September 16

 

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What preparations do you make for the ship? Are the guns lowered or anything? Anchors dropped maybe?

Be safe folks

Man, prayers the Whisky rides it out!

Tim Clancy

The ship will ride it out better than the buildings. I mean, the USS Texas has been through a lot in the last ten years and always comes out of it.

SO GLAD THAT last Wednesday through Sunday was our trip - boy we would have been so upset our trip got messed up due to a storm stay safe.

Madison Wisconsin..... Praying for you #Wisconsin strong!

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Tuesday September 11th, 2018

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Due to Hurricane Florence, the Draken Viking Ship visit and Party on the Pier scheduled for this week have been postponed. We will make sure to let everyone know once a new date has been set for their arrival. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 11th, 2018

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The Schooner Virginia is looking for help to secure everything onboard and move her out into the middle of the basin. Please stop by the Nauticus Pier if you can. No experience needed!Hurricane Florence is on the way, and we are starting preps on the Schooner to make her as safe as possible.

We can use any help we can get to stow and secure everything onboard. Once everything is stowed, we will move the Schooner into the middle of the basin, which will probably happen Tuesday afternoon.

If you can make it down to help us out, just show up. No need to sign up. We'll be here at Nauticus from at least 9-5 the next few days.
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The Schooner Virginia is looking for help to secure everything onboard and move her out into the middle of the basin. Please stop by the Nauticus Pier if you can. No experience needed!

Monday September 10th, 2018

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September is for Seniors! ... See MoreSee Less

September is for Seniors!

Saturday September 8th, 2018

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Otters have come to Nauticus!
Come check out our newest otter exhibit in partnership with the Elizabeth River Project, and see if you can spot the wild otter family that lives at our pier!
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