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Nauticus National Maritime Center

1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 664 1000
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was all worth it just for the USS Wisconsin tours. 3d movies are included in admission. Otherwise a semi standard museum. They did have a number of touch and play exhibits.

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Sullivan, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Easy to find, 3 levels of museum, plan for all day cause tons to see, read, interactive, and walk from one end of USS Wisconsin to the other. Also plan to take the Victory Rover cruise well worth the money. Want to bring grandkids here. No café open on location gotta try D'egg diner within walking distance from museum.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here on a date night about a year ago. We haven't been on too many dates in Norfolk and we didn't really know what to do. So we went to Nauticus. It was pretty cool! We learned a lot and enjoyed a lot of the exhibits. The cool touch pond was a nice touch as... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This museum used technology (motion sensing, touch screens, etc.) in a very prudent manner which complimented learning without distracting from it. My kids loved the picking up items with deep sea diving robotic arm and touching the live sharks!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Informative and educational. We closed the place. If you go off season during the week be forwarned, the cafeteria is closed. Either pack your lunch or the front desk has menus of places that delivers. Jimmy johns is fast and across the street . We found this out of course after we got sandwiches out of the vending machiones

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

the place could use a food place, but very neat and well organized. DO not miss the navy museum. fre but donate something!! you can take the harbor cruises from here, they are well done and on nice vessels.

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King George, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

the museum itself is very clean and has good exhibits - the right amount of hands on and just look. They had a lot of technology (motion sensing, touch screens, etc.) and all of it was in good working order. We enjoyed the 3D movie but the highlight was touring the battleship USS Wisconsin. next time we will pay more... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends of ours were visiting the area, so we chose to explore the nauticus museum/USS Wisconsin. It was fun, informative and enjoyable for all ages. The live marine exhibits are great. From sharks to seahorse and crabs as well as interesting displays for kids to try hands-on. Tickets are a bit costly but they do include several attractions.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nauticus National Maritime Center,. The US Wisconsin, and Hampton Roads Naval museum are in the same building. of crouse the Ship is right outside. Both museums were very interesting. The US Wisconsin was a self guided tour. but you can take a guided tour for an extra fee.. Godd half day to see most of the museums.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had an amazing day at Nauticus with the Family. The USS Wisconsin really is an awesome experience for both adults and kids. Nauticus had a fun Spy Ship exhibit that the kids played in for hours. Made learning fun and hands on. Its a hidden surprise in Norfolk to come around the corner and suddenly see this massive ship. Great... More

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