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Planet or Plastic? Member Preivew

Members get the first look at our new traveling exhibit, Planet or Plastic? This exhibit, curated with world-class imagery from National Geographic, offers solutions and information to mitigate the issue of plastic waste and to minimize single-use plastic consumption. This brand new traveling exhibition features more than 70 profound and inspiring images, videos, and infographics that tell […]

Planet or Plastic? Opening Weekend

Making its United States Museum Debut, Planet or Plastic? explores the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 powerful photographs and videos in an exhibition by National Geographic. Learn more: Join us for it's opening weekend - Jan. 30 & 31! Nauticus Members enjoy exclusive early access Jan. 30 from 9am-11am. Exhibit opens […]

Planet or Plastic? – Break the Cycle (Groundhog Day)


Reliving the same day over and over again sounds like a drag. In honor of Groundhog Day, we will reflect on our actions and replace bad habits with more eco-friendly choices whenever possible! Do you have Super Bowl plans that involve paper plates and plastic utensils? Why not root for your team and help the environment at […]

Homeschool Day


Join us for a fun-filled day at Nauticus to take part in exciting STEAM activities in the museum, on board the Battleship Wisconsin and in our new National Geographic’s traveling exhibit Planet or Plastic? Learn how to protect our Chesapeake Bay from plastic pollution. Remember, a plastic free sea starts with a plastic free me! […]

Planet or Plastic? – Valentine’s Day


Environmentally harmful gifts like balloons and plastic wrapped flowers are so last season! Show your love by being an environmental steward! Learn how to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day by making cards and gifts from upcycled materials. Give biodiversity bouquets of local wildflower seeds instead of roses! Nothing says love like a handmade, eco-friendly gift!  Purchase tickets here.

Planet or Plastic? – Trash to Treasure


Upcycling is all the rage! But what is it and how can you get started? Upcycling is the act of creatively reusing. You can do this by repairing and refinishing a piece of furniture or turning an old pair of jeans into shabby chic décor and gift bags. The sky is the limit! We want you to be […]

Curious Kids STEM-ulating Activities: Melt the Rainbow! (Virtual)

Combine science, art, and upcycling with this colorful activity. Make your trash into treasure by experimenting with the melting and cooling of crayons to make your own inspirational poster in honor of Black History month! Materials: Canvas, unwrapped crayons, tape, and a hair dryer Register here.

Afrofuturism; Inspiring Us to Dream Bigger (Virtual)

Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 3:30 PM Webinar via Zoom & Facebook Live Afrofuturism —the merging of Black history and culture with science fiction, science, technology and art— inspires us to reimagine the past and speculate about the future. This speculation has long had an environmental spin. How has this cultural genre inspired scientists and creatives […]

Afrofuturism Black Scientists & Science Fiction


Afrofuturism—the merging of Black history and culture with science fiction, science, technology and art—is the theme for Nauticus’ Black History Month celebration taking place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27.   A variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activities, crafts, and programs will be presented inside Nauticus […]