High-Flying Exhibit Lands at Nauticus Father’s Day Weekend
Plus! Battleship Wisconsin to host a unique golf experience.
Norfolk, Va. (June 16, 2022) – Perhaps no other emerging technology has captured the public’s imagination quite like unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. On Father’s Day Weekend, June 18, 2022, Nauticus will present a deep dive into the drone phenomenon with a major national traveling exhibit, Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?.
The interactive exhibition not only tells the story of drone technology over time, but also allows visitors to participate in hands-on drone flying programs, including piloting drones though digital and physical obstacle courses.
Nauticus is proud to partner with the exhibition’s presenting sponsor, Virginia Peninsula Community College (formally known as Thomas Nelson Community College), as they offer the only Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) certificate program in the region.
“We’re excited to partner with Nauticus, it’s a really high-tech interactive exhibit that exemplifies our coursework and the application to the workforce” said Julie Young, head of Virginia Peninsula Community College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
With the grand opening of the exhibition, visitors will also enjoy drone demonstrations by VPCC, test their flight skills operating a drone through an interactive obstacle course, and the opportunity to view drones through a new vantage point with the short film “Flowstate” in Nauticus’ 350-seat theatre.
Drones: Is The Sky The Limit will be on display at Nauticus from June 18 – October 9, 2022. The exhibition is included in Nauticus’ general admission. Admission tickets are $15.95 for adults (13+), $11.50 (12 and under) for children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nauticus.org. As always, Nauticus members are free.
Additional Father’s Day weekend programming at Nauticus includes the first ever “Battlechip & Sip” Visitors will enjoy a unique interactive driving range hosted by Splash City Golf on the fantail of the historic Battleship Wisconsin, complete with refreshments specials and entertainment from US106.1. Battlechip & Sip will be open to visitors on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Golf pricing and details can be found at on Nauticus’ website.
Sponsors of “Drones: Is The Sky The Limit” include presenting sponsor Virginia Peninsula Community College and supporting sponsors: DroneUP, the Virginia Maritime Association and the Hampton Roads Shipping Association.
Events and programs at Nauticus are supported by the Nauticus Foundation. The 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 www.nauticus.org.