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Press Releases

January 25, 2024
Nauticus Connects Students to Maritime Jobs with New Program

More than 1,500 students participate in first-of-its-kind STEM to STERN initiative. Norfolk, Va.— Title 1 schools in Norfolk and Hampton will be among the first to participate in Nauticus’ newly-created program that introduces…

November 14, 2023
First-Ever Community Night at WinterFest on the Wisconsin

60% Admission Reduction Coincides with Grand Illumination Parade. Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 14, 2023) — Hampton Roads’ newest holiday tradition, WinterFest on the Wisconsin , is inviting the 757 to come celebrate this Saturday…

November 9, 2023
Nauticus’ WinterFest Features New Experiences, Entertainment, Illuminations

Battleship-Focused Holiday Festival Opens Veteran’s Day Weekend Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 9, 2023) — New experiences await visitors this season as Nauticus reimagines its popular holiday festival, WinterFest on…

October 25, 2023
WinterFest Premieres Tree Forest Display Built by Local Students

Nauticus teams with Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Tidewater Tech for new winterscape design . Norfolk, Va. (October 25, 2023) — A forest of beautiful, snow-covered trees will enchant guests…

October 18, 2023
Nauticus After Dark: Mystery at the Museum

Experience this Mysterious Evening with Nauticus at this 21+ Only Event Norfolk, Va. – Grab your friends and help solve the mystery at Nauticus on Thursday, October 19th. With a special after-hours event for adults 21+ only…

October 10, 2023
Nauticus Foundation Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Amy Owens brings more than two decades of experience in financial leadership . Norfolk, Va. (October 10, 2023) – After a nationwide search, Nauticus is delighted to announce the hiring of Amy Owens, Chief Financial…

September 5, 2023
Free Climate Change Exhibition

Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes to be on display through October 29 Norfolk, Va.– Nauticus invites the community to take a journey through climate change with the traveling exhibition Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes . Free and open to the public…

June 1, 2023
New Early Learner Gallery and Aquarium Usher in Summer at Nauticus

Exploration and creativity anchor first-of-its-kind children’s experience. Norfolk, Va. (June 1, 2023) – Nauticus will open its first-ever themed environment for early learners on Father’s Day weekend.  The…

May 5, 2023
Nauticus Unveils New Exhibit Gallery Focused on Resiliency 

$2 million gallery ushers in first phase of museum transformation. Norfolk, Va. (May 5, 2023) – Community leaders and stakeholders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 4th, to celebrate the opening of…

April 25, 2023
Nauticus Opens First Phase of $21.5 Million Transformation 

Resiliency at the core of new 7,500 square-foot gallery. Norfolk, Va. (April 25, 2023) – The first permanent gallery space to open as part of Nauticus’ $21.5 million comprehensive redesign focuses on the region’s history of…

April 18, 2023
$500,000 Grant from Sentara Healthcare to Support Nauticus’ Transformational Redesign

Funding will help establish a new STEM Discovery Lab Norfolk, Va. (April 18, 2023) – A new STEM Discovery Lab at Nauticus will serve area students and families thanks to a $500,000 grant from Sentara…

April 17, 2023
Media Alert: Cruise Ship Debut at Nauticus, the Viking Octanis

One of the cruise industry’s most unique ships is making its debut at Nauticus today; the Viking Octanis arrived in downtown Norfolk this morning at 8AM.  Built in 2022 for Viking Cruises, the Viking Octanis is an expedition…

April 12, 2023
The Historic Battleship Wisconsin Celebrates 79 Years of Service This Weekend

Norfolk, Va. (April 12, 2023) — This weekend, marks a special day for one of Norfolk’s icons, as the Battleship Wisconsin  celebrates its 79th birthday. Since 1944, the…

March 28, 2023
Launching: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament At Nauticus

Sign Up To Dominate In This Double Elimination Tournament Norfolk, Va. — Calling all gamers! Get your best fighter and prepare to launch your opponent’s off the stage and out of bounds in the first…

March 13, 2023
Start Your Weekend Early At Nauticus After Dark: Game Changers

An Exclusive 21+ Event to Explore Nauticus’ Newest Exhibit Norfolk, VA. – On Thursday, March 23rd from 6 PM to 9 PM, grab your friends and join Nauticus for Nauticus After Dark, an evening event series…