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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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All reviews battleship wisconsin naval history interactive exhibits all ages horseshoe crabs great museum marine life the hampton roads naval museum third floor hands on activities self guided tour combo ticket ship tour kids and adults whole family gift shop across the street
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its adjacent to the Wisconsin Battleship and a great place to take kids to learn about the ocean. Nauticus offers an extensive amount of interactive attractions which will keep everyone interested and involved during your visit. A slight twist a great place to visit on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you were interested in the Navy this is a great museums. The museum provides in depth and though history of Norfolk, shipping., and the Navy history here. The main feature of the museum is the battleship which is quite impressive and well-maintained. The museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Nauticus on Norfolk waterfront in September 2018. Very good naval museum tracing the history of Norfolk and the U.S. Navy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum detailing the history of the port here in Norfolk. I found it fascinating, and glad I visited. Ended up spending two hours here and another hour on USS Wisconsin.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We've been to Norfolk a few times before but never had a chance to experience Nauticus. The admission fee includes museum and the entrance to battleship Wisconsin. At the museum there are 3 floors of different exhibits, including shark lab and horseshoe crab tank -...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ilonad356
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We did not budget near enough time for this attraction. I wasn’t paying attention when I planned for us to come here and the museum is absolutely fantastic! So don’t be like me - make sure you give yourself plenty of time to go through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrea I
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We expected to only spend an hour or two here. Could have spent 8! We spent 5, and would have stayed longer but they closed! This is a must see!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SkiingPeach2015
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Possibly more then you ever wanted to know about naval warfare and particularly the WWII USS Wisconsin which is right next door. Very informative and interesting. Made for a great afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop on our vacation!! Not too busy and everyone was super friendly! Touring the USS Wisconsin was the best experience I have ever had! To see what it would have been like to serve on a battleship was unbelievable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 366nateh
Reviewed October 23, 2018

My family was floored by the awesome experience of the battleship tour. Everything about the tour was great, from our tour guide "Doug" and his presentation, to the big grey monster of war we toured. Absolutely a must return for the additional tours !!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from neenscrush | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of room, lots of ticket lines, lots of self/tour times. I don’t think it’s necessary to buy ahead. Enjoy!
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April 10, 2017|
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Response from NauticusNorfolk | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More
June 15, 2016|
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
I paid 40 dollars to partake in an ODU MBA celebration.