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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. Expand your class’ field trip experience beyond our exhibit halls with the addition of a 3D film, traveling exhibition or STEM based program led by one of our educators.

COVID19 UPDATE: In person field trips and outreach programs may be limited as well as certain assets on the Nauticus campus. Please contact the reservations department for more details.

Our Campus & Exhibits

Nauticus features a vast campus home to the Battleship Wisconsin, STEM & Maritime focused Museum and Sailing Center.

Add-On Education Programs

Our educator led programs meet SOL requirements featuring the Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus exhibits available virtually, at the Museum and on your campus.  

Traveling Exhibits

Traveling exhibitions at Nauticus offer even more specialized learning experiences for your students. Most traveling exhibits are included in the general admission fee unless otherwise noted. 

Voyage to the Deep
Sept. 19, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 

Upcoming Exhibits

Debuting January 2021, Nauticus will feature a brand new exhibit from National Geographic titled, “Planet or Plastic?”.

Plastic has become so commonplace that it’s easy to ignore our dependence on it. This exhibition endeavors to change that by showcasing the global plastic waste crisis and highlighting innovators working to solve this urgent issue. The “Planet or Plastic?” exhibition builds upon National Geographic’s multiyear global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the crisis to reduce the amount of single-use plastic reaching the ocean.

Nauticus will enhance the exhibit with engaging activities and programs for all ages. Learn more about Nauticus conservation efforts and programs.

3D Educational Films

Add a whole new dimension to your field trip with a totally immersive 3D film experience! Films are included in field trip admission price.

COVID-19 Update – Due to the current pandemic, our theatre is temporarily closed to guests. Please contact Reservations or at 757-664-1034 for more information relating to COVID19 and Field Trips/Reservations.

Pricing, Policies, and FAQs 

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

  • Pricing 
  • Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy 
  • Teacher / Chaperone Admission 
  • Before your field Trip 
  • On Field Trip Day 
  • Museum Expectation 

Box Lunches

The Big Wisky Café located inside Nauticus offers a variety of box lunches to suit the needs of your group. Minimum of 10 box lunches must be ordered. 

Please contact the reservation office to place your order.

Nauticus Student Access Program 

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

For more information about field trips, please contact our Group Sales Manager.


  • Phone: (757) 664-1034, (800) 664-1080 ext. 41034
  • Fax: (757) 623-1287
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