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Fins on the Fantail

A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett

Join us on the fantail of the Battleship as we pay tribute the one and only, Jimmy Buffett, with live music by the Tiki Bar on Saturday, June 15th!

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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, Films Ancient Caves
Daily  |   Select Times
Daily Programs, Films Backyard Wilderness
Daily  |   Select Times
Daily Programs Abandon Ship
May 24  |   11 AM
Daily Programs Smell Like A Sturgeon
May 24  |   2 PM
Special Events Birds, Boats, Biomimicry
May 25  |   11 AM
Daily Programs Sound Phones
May 25  |   10 AM
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