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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Better for kids

Wanted to see the USS Wisconsin, which was great, but also enjoyed some of the other elements of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
via mobile

We toured the USS Wisconsin before going to Nauticus. It was a very hot day so, it was a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda C
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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see the USS Wisconsin, which was great, but also enjoyed some of the other elements of this venue. Not quite a museum but more of a kids history and discovery center. Breezed through quickly. Once and done.

Thank Oceantics
Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured the USS Wisconsin before going to Nauticus. It was a very hot day so, it was a pleasure to be in the building. The exhibits were very interesting.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Part of the Museum was great seeing the history of warships and items they had displayed - the upper level was disappointed in. Not much to see of do. Not sure the point of the upper level. Wish the ticket process was handle better hard...More

1  Thank spikekc1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Nauticus is a great combined experience which includes the adjacent USS Wisconsin, a NOAA area including small workable sub for the kids & older, as well as a Small Naval History Museum which has has a good outlay of Hampton Roads Naval history. The...More

Thank ktjmitchell
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here because I wanted to see the USS Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I came late in the day and had only an hour, so I split my time between the two, a half hour at the ship and a half hour at Nauticus. Wish I...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was going on a harbor cruise but it was raining very hard so I visited Nauticus instead. Lots of maritime history of the Norfolk area here plus the Battleship Wisconsin BB-64. There are many interactive exhibits (some were broken) to entertain most older children....More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History, history, history! Visited with my 7 and 10 years old kids, they loved it. Specially being able to pet the horseshoe crabs!

Thank Noelia V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is next door to the USS Wisconsin. We really felt that if you visit one, you should take the opportunity to visit the other. There so much to see at the museum and highly recommend seeing as much of it as you can.

Thank brishell
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see and experience at this museum from 3-D movies to sea animals to demonstrations of the sea floor to wonderful and varied exhibits in addition to extensively going through the USS Wisconsin. Plan the day here. Admission is expensive, but...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the waterfront in downtown Norfolk, a wonderful place to spend the day learning about all things nautical. Lots of Navy History, war history and exciting exhibits and movies. Kids and adults will love it, Knowledgeable staff enjoy explaining the things displayed.

Thank Mike M
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Amy L
10 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusMarketing | 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
16 June 2016|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
We did the $16 ticket, which had the self-tour of Wisconsin..we were so impressed that we put a couple of fives into the donation barrel halfway through. Nauticus is amazing, and the battleship had some docents who took time... More
Beth L
16 February 2015|
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Response from Misifusmiau M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have microwave too.