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Explore our many fascinating exhibits at your own pace! Learn more about the Battleship Wisconsin, our maritime community and environment. Weekends always have additional interactive programs to enhance our exhibits, all lead by friendly Nauticus staff and volunteers! Come explore with us!


Devoted to young visitors, this gallery encourages experience-based play and discovery using both fine and gross motor skills as well as interactive elements that are right-sized for little learners. 

Norfolk in Time

An interdisciplinary, highly interactive exhibition weaving stories of history, culture, science, technology and industry to showcase Norfolk’s unique resiliency in the face of continual challenge and change.

Nautical Neighborhood aquarium

Explore and investigate aquatic friends found in the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay in our newly designed aquarium space.

Stewards of the sea

The Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment exhibit is a dynamic display that showcases how the U.S. Navy protects the environment while operating at sea.

Battleship Wisconsin

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, our guided tours that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WWII.

“USS Wisconsin: The Last Battleship” is available for special viewings to groups or tours. Call (757) 664-1000 or email Group Reservations for booking information.