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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…

February 21, 2023
Nauticus to Honor African American Scientists and Inventors During Black History Month

Reduced admission to $7.57 on Saturday, February 25 Norfolk, Va. — Nauticus’ Black History Month celebration focuses on the African American Scientists and Inventors that…

February 13, 2023
Nauticus Announces $21.5 Million Capital Campaign to Support Transformation of Exhibits & Programs

State-of-the-art exhibits and an entirely new visitor experience will open in phases throughout 2023 and 2024. Norfolk, Va.– Nauticus’ President & CEO, Stephen Kirkland, announced today…

January 11, 2023
Are You Ready to Level Up? Nauticus to Explore the Art & Science of Video Games

Visitors will test their skills and explore over 120 of the most influential video game s. Norfolk, VA.– On Saturday, January 28, Nauticus’ 6500 square foot exhibit gallery will be…

December 8, 2022
Waterfront Parade Ushers in Holiday Season This Weekend 

 Lighted Sailboat Parade anchored by Sail Nauticus Academy students  Norfolk, Va. (December 8, 2022) — The Elizabeth River will look much brighter this Saturday evening as the Sail Nauticus Academy students take the helm for a…

December 1, 2022
Cruise Giveaway Celebrates Carnival Partnership

Free cruise for two awaits one lucky WinterFest on the Wisconsin guest. Norfolk, Va. (Dec.1, 2022)— To celebrate the recent announcement that the Carnival Magic  will sail from Norfolk for six months in 2023, Nauticus and Carnival Cruise Line…

November 14, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line today announced it will more than double the fun and the cruises it offers from Norfolk, Virginia, in 2023, and extend sailings to a consecutive…