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Nauticus National Maritime Center

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Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 664 1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive...
Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.
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wish we had allocated more time

Lots of cool things to see, and fun stuff to interact with for the kids. We visited early in the day and had most exhibits to ourselves. We combined this visit with a boat tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of cool things to see, and fun stuff to interact with for the kids. We visited early in the day and had most exhibits to ourselves. We combined this visit with a boat tour, and so couldn't spend as much time as we would have liked touring here.

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We all enjoyed the museum and its variety of exhibits and activities. My boys enjoyed the hands-on activities. We also took the Victory Rover tour which was excellent.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum. Such a variety of things to see from naval to sea life to 3D movies. Loved touring the Wisconsin battleship. We had a very nice conversation with the docent Veteran. He didn't serve on the Wisconsin but had a great story connected with his ship and the Wisconsin.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've lived in the area a few years and had never been to the Nauticus. What an extraordinary experience!! We purchased the white ticket and did our own self tour of the battleship and it was great. The museum itself is great for everyone from 2-102. There are aquariums, touch tank, robotic arm just a lot to see and do.... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum a lot. My daughter was fascinated with all the different displays. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to look, because this place is HUGE!

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Virgnia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went there last weekend. We had a two for one coupon so the cost was only $15.95 total for two tickets. The inside displays are very informative and spread out to allow you to be able to see clearly. The USS Wisconsin battleship is really nice. They do offer a guided tour of the ship that would probably be... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We thought the price to enter was a bit extreme. Yikes. It was a neat place to see though. Only reason for not giving it more than 3 stars is because of the amount of money per person.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had a good time. It's not cheap, but we really loved the Navy exhibit on the second deck. Also very interesting exhibit of the history of maritime (not just navy) presence in Hampton Roads.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

interesting Centre. Allow lots of time to read. Included was a choice of film. When we went the eating facility was closed. Luckily there was an open event on the grassed area next door with great food choices. There are some interactive parts. The children ( or adults) can pick up items from the "seabed" using the controls from an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was nice but maybe my expectations were a little too high. The ship is good to see as it brings a lot of history, but for some reason it kind of left me wanting more. Maybe I was unconsciously comparing it to the Missouri. I think kids would love to explore it. There are some tanks inside with some... More 

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