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Father’s Day Weekend Festival at Nauticus

Norfolk, VA. (June 13, 2023) – Nauticus is gearing up to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with a splash offering discounted admission of $5 per person when purchased online, in advance. The discovery center will kick off the weekend with its grand opening of Aquaticus, the second exhibit gallery to open as a part of its $21.5 million comprehensive redesign, in addition to a unique driving range aboard Battleship Wisconsin.

The 2,800-square-foot gallery space, entitled Aquaticus, takes children on a whimsical journey under the sea.  Guests will spin a ship’s wheel to activate a “submerged” disco ball as thousands of beautiful silver bubbles rise towards the surface.  Young visitors will explore a fanciful ship floating high above their heads and walk through a seagrass forest after discovering an underwater cave. 

For those looking for the thrill of a unique experience, head to the Battleship Wisconsin for the chance to hit a biodegradable golf ball off the fantail. “BattleChip & Sip” will be available to visitors during select times throughout the weekend.

Admission tickets are $5 per person if purchased in advance and $10 on the day of. As always, Nauticus members are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Nauticus online here.

About Nauticus 

Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, VA, 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. Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501©3 that supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources. For more information, visit