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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Tuesday July 9th, 2019
Monday July 8th, 2019
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Sunday July 7th, 2019
We are so excited for Dames at Sea presented by the Hurrah Players! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 4th, 2019
We are open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Celebrate independence day with a tour of America's last battleship as it celebrates it's 75th anniversary this year and explore our air-conditioned exhibits on marine science and history.
PLUS, for guests 21+, stop by the The Veil Brewing Co. popup behind Nauticus and in the Decker Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday July 1st, 2019
On this day in 1948, 22 original crew members are photographed receiving planks from Captain Higgins. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday June 27th, 2019
On this day in 1953, King Neptune and his Royal Court make an appearance in a Line Crossing ceremony held on the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) .
One of the Navy's most intriguing traditions, a Line Crossing Ceremony occurs when a ship crosses the equator and is comprised of elaborate costumes and activities. Sailors who have not yet crossed the equator, also known as Pollywogs, are invited to entertain the Royal Court and participate in several festivities before crossing the equator and becoming Shellbacks. ... See MoreSee Less
My dad was onboard then. Same year I was born!
My Dad in 1942 and me in 1975 Crossed the Line and became Shellbacks. I have both Certificates proudly displayed on my wall.
Wednesday June 26th, 2019
Nauticus Members: Join us at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center on July 4 from 8-10 p.m. for an exclusive members-only fireworks viewing party! Members may RSVP through June 30 at (757) 664-1005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and are welcome to bring up to 5 guests (space is limited). ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 21st, 2019
Join us in cheering on our hometown Granby High School Girls in Engineering Team! This accomplished team is competing in the MATE International ROV Competition in Kingsport, Tennessee 🤖. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday June 20th, 2019
We are only one week away from our next Party on the Pier! This month, Sail Nauticus will be offering a limited number of FREE sailboat rides ⛵.
See you next week at Party on the Pier: The Storyweavers!Did you know Sail Nauticus membership is designed for ALL levels of sailing (including total beginners)? Join us next Thursday, June 27 from 5-8 p.m. for bites, brews and sunset views and hop aboard one of our sailboats for a free ride to see for yourself ⛵️.
Mark yourself as "interested" for important reminders and updates: Party on the Pier: The Storyweavers.
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Wednesday June 19th, 2019
We've had an incredible 25 years filled with many unforgettable events, exhibits, and additions. Join us this Saturday for the Nauticus 25th Birthday Party as we celebrate with the community who made it all possible 🥳. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA, United States