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Nauticus Joins Museums for All’s Access Program Initiative

By Allie Wood

Access to Nauticus’ engaging STEM to STERN education programs, exhibits and the historic Battleship Wisconsin will become more affordable for people of all backgrounds, as the museum has joined the signature access program Museums for All.

Effective July 1, 2022, Nauticus will offer general admission pricing at $3.00 per person, up to four people in a group, with the presentation of a SNAP EBT card (from all 50 states) or Virginia Medicaid card with photo ID.

SNAP EBT cards from all 50 states card, not just Virginia. However, Nauticus will only accept Virginia Medicaid cards. Tickets must be purchased on-site. This admission does not include tickets to special events, tours – only valid for general admission. All admission tickets are non-refundable and are unable to be rescheduled (including special promotion days). To learn more, visit our FAQ page.

Nauticus joins over 25 Virginia museums to participate in Museums for All, the signature program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), that helps expand access to museums and raises public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities.

More than 850 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands

Nauticus’ Commitment to the Community

Over the past decade Nauticus has strived to make its programs accessible to the community, including the Sail Nauticus Academy, a free after school sailing program for Norfolk Public School students and most recently the implementation of its Student Access Program. Title 1 Schools in Hampton Roads are invited to apply each year for complimentary field trips, outreach sessions, or virtual programs for their students.