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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…

October 5, 2022
New Holiday Marina Experience Highlights WinterFest on the Wisconsin

Tickets on sale NOW for the area’s largest waterfront light show! Norfolk, Va. (Oct. 5, 2022) — More than 1 million lights and the all-new Mistletoe Marina  will usher in the holiday season…

August 1, 2022
Nauticus To Host Inaugural SailFest

New event to raise funds and awareness for Sail Nauticus. Norfolk, Va. (July 28, 2022) – Nauticus announces the launch of the first-ever SailFest  to celebrate their signature program, Sail Nauticus. On September 24, 2022, the…

July 21, 2022
Nauticus Welcomes First Ever Director of Education and Community Engagement

Nate Sandel brings to Nauticus more than a decade of experience in STEM education. Norfolk, Va. (July 21, 2022) – After a nationwide search, Nauticus is delighted to announce the hiring of Nate Sandel as the Director…

June 16, 2022
High-Flying Exhibit Lands at Nauticus Father's Day Weekend

Plus! Battleship  Wisconsin to host a unique golf experience. Norfolk, Va. (June 16, 2022) – Perhaps no other emerging technology has captured the public’s imagination quite like unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as…

June 2, 2022
Have a "Round" at Nauticus' Battlechip and Sip

Make Father’s Day memorable at a unique waterfront golfing experience. Norfolk, Va. (June 1, 2022) – For the first time in the history of Nauticus, guests will have the opportunity to drive biodegradable golf balls off the historic…

May 12, 2022
Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday

Carnival resumes operations with 4,000-passenger vessel Photo Credit: GLF Investments Norfolk, Va. (May 12, 2022) — Mid-Atlantic cruisers will have their first chance to sail from Norfolk since 2019 as the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic…

May 5, 2022
Nauticus Lands National Drones Exhibition

A high-flying examination of the past, present, and future of remotely controlled pilotless aircraft opens Father’s Day Weekend. Norfolk, Va. (May 5, 2022) – Perhaps no other emerging technology has captured the public’s imagination quite like…