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Support the Nauticus Foundation

The Nauticus Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization established to support the mission and activities of Nauticus. Your generous support enables the Museum, now and in the future, to fulfill its mission benefiting the community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources.

Consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Nauticus Foundation today!
Questions? Please contact the Development office at development@nauticus.org or 757-664-1046

Raise Our Sails Campaign

Campaign Goal – $25,000 by Dec. 31, 2021

Sail Nauticus is a program of the Nauticus Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit, offering affordable community sailing memberships, lessons, workshops, summer camps, and most impactful, a free after-school sailing academy serving 6th – 8th-grade Title 1 Students from Norfolk Public Schools.

Due to our diverse programming needs, our sailboats leave the dock every day. After years of use, it’s time to outfit our boats with new sails. High-quality sails will improve reliability, handling, and speed.

All donations which exceed the cost of new sails will go towards much-needed programming supplies for our Sail Nauticus Academy operations.

Become A Member

Members who join at the Educator Level help sustain Nauticus’ exhibitions, innovative programs, collections and history of our natural waterways. Members at the Educator Level  receive all memberships benefits plus exclusive amenities.

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Exhibit & Event Sponsorships

Celebrate the science and practices of maritime world! Learn about upcoming events/exhibits that support our mission and available corporate/individual partnerships to expand your philanthropic impact.

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Planned Giving

Build a legacy for generations to come. 

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Be A Part of History

 Honor your veteran, first-responder, relative or friend with a permanent plaque aboard the historic Battleship Wisconsin. Military or civilian, living or deceased – an engraved plaque placed aboard the last battleship built by the United States Navy is a meaningful and memorable gift.

Battleship Commemorative Giving Opportunity


Give back through volunteering and join our crew!

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Due to inclement weather, Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin will be closed Friday, January 21, Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2022.

All ticket purchasers - please check your email for details.

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We apologize for any inconvenience.