The Reimagine Nauticus Campaign is a comprehensive $21.5 Million redesign project to align its educational programming with five, new, state-of-the-art exhibits and lobby space. These new exhibit galleries will focus on telling the story of the maritime environment, maritime industry and the military. Within this, Nauticus’ guiding objective is to become the leading Maritime Discovery Center in the Mid-Atlantic region.
This two-fold project accomplishes that objective by (1) establishing a new, holistic educational approach focused on maritime-related sciences, careers and innovations and (2) creating a maritime-focused environment utilizing state-of-the-art exhibit experiences and engaging interactives. This strategic alignment charts a course for the next generation of families, learners, and professionals. A new Nauticus will provide students and visitors with access to STEM education and a broader understanding of career paths and opportunities, thereby creating a “pipeline” for maritime-related businesses and industry.
Approximately 25,000 square feet of exhibit gallery space is reimagined in five separate visitor experiences. Each of the five new themes is founded in proven exhibit design principles of greater interactivity, engagement and participation, and utilizes leading approaches to greater sustainability, reliability and longevity. In addition to exhibit gallery, Nauticus’ lobby space will also be redesigned for an enhanced and modern visitor experience.
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NAUTICUS MISSION STATEMENT
We exist to benefit our community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources.
To become the leading maritime and science discovery center in the region.
THE NAUTICUS FOUNDATION
The Nauticus Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. The Nauticus Foundation is responsible for annual and capital fundraising, the development and expansion of Museum exhibits to include traveling exhibitions; educational programming centered around the principles of Nauticus’ STEM to STERN curriculum; interpretation and preservation efforts aboard the Battleship Wisconsin; community support such as the Student Access Program and scholarships for the Sail Nauticus Academy; and preservation, maintenance and programming aboard the schooner Virginia and Sail Nauticus’ sailing center.