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Embark today on a year-long voyage of adventure, discovery, and entertainment for the entire family! Experience all that Nauticus has to offer—as a member.
Members can take advantage of free and discounted admission to special events, discounts on battleship tours and more. With all the savings, membership pays for itself in just two visits — plus you’ll get access to member-only and new exhibit previews. Members also enjoy unlimited admission to U.S. museum debut, Planet or Plastic?.
Your membership support enables us to continue our mission of benefiting our community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources. For further inquiries regarding Membership, please call our membership office at 757-664-1005 or email Membership@nauticus.org
- Benefits apply to one individual.
- Reciprocal admission with ASTC
- $90 for 2 years
- Benefits apply to 2 named individuals living at the same address.
- Reciprocal admission with ASTC
- $135 for 2 years
- Benefits apply to 2 named adults in the same household and up to 4 children or grandchildren under age 18.
- Guest Add On (additional $20 per person)
- Reciprocal admission with ASTC
- $178 for 2 years
- Family benefits plus all children or grandchildren under age 18.
- Guest Add On (additional $20 per add on)
- Nanny/Caregiver complimentary admission
- 8 additional guest passes
- Reciprocal admission with ASTC & ROAM
- Donor recognition in museum lobby
- Exclusive invitations to donor events
- Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour for 2 (tailored to interest)
How can I become a member of Nauticus?
How long will it take to receive my Nauticus membership card?
Once your application has been received, please allow one week for your membership card to arrive by email. When you visit Nauticus, simply show your membership card on your digital device at the admission desk to gain entry to Nauticus. Please Note: Members may have to reserve tickets for special exhibitions or events prior to visiting.
May I visit Nauticus before receiving my membership card?
Yes! Prior to your visit, please call the Membership Office at (757) 664-1005 to verify your membership status. The admission desk can provide you a temporary card to use until you receive your digital membership card by email. If you join online, you will be emailed a confirmation that you may print out and use right away.
If I pay for admission to the museum, can I apply those costs towards purchasing a membership?
Absolutely! Admission receipts must be presented in person at the admission desk on the day of your visit. Applied tickets may not be combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions. No refunds.
Digital Membership Cards
Please view our Digital Membership FAQs here.
What if there is a mistake on my card or my card is lost/stolen?
If there is an error on your card or your card is lost or stolen, please call the Membership Office at (757) 664-1005 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org, and a new card will be mailed to you.
Can I give my membership card to a friend/relative to use for a visit?
Memberships are non-transferable. At least one of the members named on the card must be present for the visit.
How can I upgrade my membership to higher level?
Nauticus offers a variety of Membership levels from an Individual Membership ($50) to various higher levels up to $1,000+. You may upgrade your membership at any time, however, your expiration date will remain the same. At each level more enhanced benefits will be received, such as guest passes, invitations to behind-the-scenes tours, and much more. To upgrade your membership, contact the Membership Office at (757) 664-1005.
How may I support Nauticus at a higher level than what is available online?
Your support helps us to benefit our community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources. For higher level gift giving or donation opportunities, please contact the Development Department at (757) 664-1046.
How can I stay updated about events taking place at Nauticus?
As a Nauticus Member, you will receive Member-exclusive email updates about upcoming programs, Members-only events, and all Nauticus happenings. For upcoming events, please view our Events Calendar. For general museum updates, click here to sign up for the museum’s e-newsletter. Also connect with us on social media, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
How should I notify the museum of my new address, phone number or email?
Contact the Membership Office at email@example.com, by phone at (757) 664-1005.
Will Nauticus send me a renewal reminder?
Yes, we will notify you 90 days prior to your expiration date to renew your membership. Remember to renew early so you do not have an interruption in your membership benefits.
I just renewed my membership and received another renewal notice. Did you receive my payment?
Sometimes during the renewal process, paid memberships and renewal notices cross in the mail. To verify that payment has been received, call the Membership Office at (757) 664-1005.
Is a Nauticus Membership tax-deductible?
Memberships are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax attorney for specific guidelines.
How do I create an account?
You can register for our website here.
COVID-19 Membership Extensions
All valid members from March 31, 2020 have been extended three additional months to account for the museums closure. No further action is required. If you have questions on the status of your membership, please contact our Membership Dept at 757-664-10065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I buy a membership as a gift?
Of course! Any level of membership is available as a gift and may be purchased online, at the admission desk, by phone, or through the mail. Please be sure to clearly indicate the recipient and the gift-giver. You may include a personalized message with the gift membership, as well as any special instructions for the Membership Office.
When does the gift membership become active?
When does a gift membership expire?
How long will it take the gift recipient to receive a digital membership card?
If I want the gift membership mailed to me, how long will it take?
Can the gift recipient upgrade the membership after I present it to them?
Does the Nauticus offer any discount on membership?
A 20% discount on Individual or Family Memberships is available to seniors (55+), active and retired military, dependent military, students, and City of Norfolk employees, who present appropriate ID. To receive this discount, you must purchase the membership in person at the admissions counter.
Is my membership good for a calendar year, or for a full year from the time of purchase?
Memberships are good for one full year from the time of purchase. If you are renewing, please be assured that your new membership year will begin when your current membership expires – there’s never a penalty for renewing early.
Can I return my membership for a refund, prorate the cost or transfer the membership to a friend?
Nauticus memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Is a Nauticus membership good at other museums?
Yes, as a Nauticus member you are entitled to reciprocal admission to other museums participating in the NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) Program when you show your valid Nauticus membership card at the Admissions/Box Office of these participating museums. Visit www.narmassocaition.org for listings of participating museums and program restrictions.
Family Plus level members and up, are also enrolled in ROAM (Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums) Visit https://sites.google.com/site/roammuseums/home/list-of-roam-museums for listings of participating museums and program restrictions.
Is parking free for members?
Parking validation is no longer a benefit of membership. There are several parking garages located within short walking distances. Visit www.norfolk.gov/parking for a detailed parking map.
Can I put an additional person or childcare worker on my membership?
Yes, we offer add-on guest options for Family memberships and higher. You may add any additional person onto any Family level memberships for $25. Family memberships are also permitted to list a nanny/babysitter on their membership. Please notify the Membership Office of the nanny/babysitters name prior to visiting.