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EDTALK: June 19

Black Cloud Rising

Free event featuring esteemed author David Wright Faladé, the community is invited to join us for an engaging discussion centered around his acclaimed novel, Black Cloud Rising.

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Maritime Discovery Center

Nauticus is uniquely located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, Virginia, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military.

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Explore interactive and engaging exhibits that tell the maritime of the maritime industry.
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Battleship Wisconsin

Explore the last battleship ever built by the United States Navy.
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Sail Nauticus

Our sailing center is committed to inspiring our community.
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Cruise Norfolk

Home to Virginia's only cruise ship program.
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Upcoming Events

Daily Programs Dinosaurs of Antarctica
Daily  |   11 AM & 2 PM
Sail Nauticus Learn to Sail
June 14 - June 16  |   6 PM
Daily Programs Sound Phones
June 16  |   12:30 PM
Daily Programs Signal Flags
June 16  |   3 PM
Special Events Black Cloud Rising
June 19  |   6 PM
Sail Nauticus First Sail
June 22  |   10 AM
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Support the Nauticus Foundation's commitment to the community. 

Commemorative Plaque Father's Day Sale

Honor your Father figure by purchasing a commemorative plaque aboard the Battleship Wisconsin! From now through Sunday, June 16th, all plaque purchases are 15% OFF! Purchase yours today.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount will apply at checkout.