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Field Trips

There’s no comparing the awe-inspiring nature of a museum visit to a typical day in the classroom. Bring your students to experience hands-on, real world examples of science and the maritime industry. On site field trips include self-guided tours of the Museum and the Battleship Wisconsin, access to traveling exhibitions and more.

Outreach and add-on education programs are booked for the fall/winter 2022 season. Join the waitlist for 2023. Self-guided visits are available for booking, supplemental teacher resources available upon request.

Field Trip Opportunities

Self-guided visit

Choose your own adventure with a self-guided visit to Nauticus. Includes access to museum exhibits and the Battleship Wisconsin.

outreach Program

We know that going off campus for field trips can be difficult. That’s why our outreach educators lead highly engaging programs that can come directly to your school. 

Sail Nauticus – Harbor 20’s

Learn the art and STEM principles behind sailing. Ideal for groups of 6-20 students.

SChooner Virginia Tall Ship

Explore the Elizabeth River aboard the historic Schooner Virginia Tall Ship. Ideal for 20-55 students.

  • Explore traveling exhibitions – see what’s on display now!
  • Tour the largest and last Battleship built by the U.S. Navy.
  • Watch the earth from 22,000 miles away on our Science on a Sphere.
  • Learn about Sharks in the Shark Lab and Horseshoe Crabs in Horseshoe Crab Cove.
  • Learn the art and science behind sailing featuring a fleet our Harbor 20’s at Sail Nauticus and the historic tall ship, Schooner Virginia.
  • Shop in the Banana Pier Gift Shop

educational Programs


Nauticus offers onsite, outreach and virtual programming opportunities for youth and adults.

FiELD Trip Pricing & Policies


Be sure to review our policies and procedures to ensure your and your students have a successful museum experience. 

Student Access Program


Nauticus offers financial assistance to qualifying schools for Museum field trips and educational programming.