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Reimagine Nauticus News & Updates

Stay updated on exhibit closures/openings, construction timelines and project updates.

From time to time, exhibit areas and/or floors of the museum will be closed to allow for visitor safety during our construction phases. We cannot wait to open two new galleries in 2023 and three new galleries in addition to a new lobby space in 2024.

March 2023

Nauticus’ Exhibit Design Firm, Roto, is onsite to begin art installation within the Phase 1 galleries, Norfolk In Time & Aquaticus.

Portions of the third floor will remain closed through Summer 2023. Nauticus members will be the first to experience these new spaces before they open to the general public. Join today to be among the first!

February 2023

In the News…

The Reimagine Nauticus Campaign was announced in the media. Click links below to view:

January 2023

Construction work by W.M. Jordan, Co. continues through February 2023. Several areas of Nauticus exhibit galleries on the third floor will be closed to the public.

Nauticus hosted a campaign kick-off celebration with donors and stakeholders on January 26, 2023 to officially announce the Reimagine Nauticus Campaign.

At the event, Nauticus leadership announced that they have raised 80% of their $21.5 Million project goal.

November 2022

Construction work began in with W.M. Jordan, Co. The two galleries under construction for Phase 1 include Norfolk in Time & Aquaticus.

Phase 1 is set to be completed by Summer 2023.

January 2020

Led by the Nauticus Foundation Board of Directors and Nauticus staff, fundraising began for the $21.5 million Capital Campaign.

Nauticus contracted global exhibit design firm, ROTO, to help reimagine Nauticus exhibits.