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The Nauticus Foundation is the 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 of inspiring and educating visitors with engaging and interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today’s maritime world.

Funds received through the Nauticus Foundation will directly support NAUTICUS programs which include the development and expansion of Museum exhibits and community programs such as Dickens Christmas Towne; educational (STEM) programs/special event days; conservation efforts of Norfolk waterways; the preservation and maintenance of the Battleship Wisconsin; and the operations/programming of Sail Nauticus and the schooner Virginia.

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


Efforts supported by the Nauticus Foundation:

Nauticus Education Programs & Conservation Efforts

Nauticus museum educators have developed exceptional programs linking science, technology, and conservation to the maritime world. Your support will provide our educators with the resources needed to continue these programs which include summer camps, homeschool days, scout days, Mid-Atlantic ROV Competition, the Nauticus Junior Scientists Club and more.

Battleship Wisconsin

The Battleship Wisconsin welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and hosts countless events, reunions, and navy ceremonies. Your support helps to preserve and restore the battleship for future generations to come.

Sail Nauticus

Sail Nauticus‘ mission is to inspire, instruct and impact the youth of Hampton Roads through the use of sailing and maritime sciences. Your support will continue to enhance the sailing program to include the Sail Nauticus Academy.

Schooner Virginia

Since joining the Nauticus Foundation, the schooner Virginia has become a platform to engage the Hampton Roads community by delivering transformative maritime experiences to our underserved youth. Your support will provide resources to train volunteer crew and make significant improvements to the ship to provide these experiences and programming to our community.

Exhibit & Event Sponsorship:

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, from new exhibitions, fundraising events, corporate receptions, Dickens Christmas Towne, Sail Nauticus Frisky on the Wisky, Nauticus educational theme days, naming opportunities and more. 

For more information on how your organization can support the Nauticus Foundation through exhibit & event sponsorships please contact Rehn West, Donor Engagement Specialist at or call

All proceeds from purchases go to the Nauticus Foundation, which helps fund many of our education and restoration projects.
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