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FREE Teacher Admission To Nauticus For Appreciation Week

Plus Teacher Discounts Available at Nauticus Gift Shop and The Norfolk Grille

Norfolk, Va. – To show their gratitude to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, Nauticus will be offering complimentary admission to Nauticus & the Battleship Wisconsin for Virginia educators and support staff, pre-K through college, from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12!

“At Nauticus, education is our mission,” said Nauticus Director of Education and Community Engagement, Nate Sandel. “So, we are proud to invite educators and support staff who dedicate their careers to educating others, to experience Nauticus for free.”

This special week will give teachers and support staff a chance to explore Nauticus’ engaging exhibits, daily programs, educational films, and a self-guided tour aboard the Battleship Wisconsin for FREE. Plus, teachers and staff members will receive 20% off one item in the gift shop and 10% off at The Norfolk Grille.

For teachers to guarantee their free ticket, Nauticus encourages reserving tickets online. Free tickets are limited in capacity each day. Educators must be able to show valid Virginia School ID (teacher or staff member) at the Nauticus front desk during check in. Free admission only offered for the teacher or staff member. Other guests must purchase general admission ticket. To reserve your teacher ticket, please visit 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