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


Field Trips

Required Admission (Onsite) 

Pre-k through 12th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 5 student

Onsite Education Programs & Workshops

Pre-k through 12th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 5 students 

Outreach Programs 

On your campus!

Virtual Programs 

Offer times may vary, please contact reservations.


School group rates apply to groups with at least 15 students (pre-K to 12). Special needs groups are not required to have 15 students. Pre-K through 12th grade: One adult chaperone, 21 years or older, is required for every five (5) students.  

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

PAYMENT:  To confirm your group reservation, a signed copy of confirmation invoice and a 25% deposit is required two weeks after making your reservation. The final payment is due the day of your visit and you must pay for the entire the group in one payment to receive the group rate. Please make checks payable to “Nauticus”.  To pay by credit card please call the Group Sales office at 757-664-1034 prior to the date of your visit.  

FINAL COUNT AND CANCELLATION: If your group numbers fall below 15 people, you will be charged the regular admission rate. Group cancellation must be made 5 business days prior to arrival date. If changes and cancellations are not made prior to this time Nauticus reserves the right to hold your 25% deposit.  

Additional FAQs

Group Meals

GROUP MEAL PACKAGES: BB-64 is our on-site Café. Box lunches are available for groups with advanced notice, final count and/or cancellation must be made 5 business days in advance or group will be charged for the original count on order. Please ask our Group Sales Manager to send you the Box Lunch Menu. BB-64 Café has some seating.  


PARKING: Nauticus does not provide on-site parking. Your vehicle may load/unload passengers in our front circle. Free parking for motor coaches, school buses and vans is available at Harbor Park, approximately 8 blocks from our building. If you are arriving in individual vehicles, there is parking available in the nearby city garages.  


Title 1 Schools & Nauticus Student Access Program

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

For more information or additional questions, please contact us at 757-664-1034 or by email.