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Hours & Tickets

Pardon Our Dust: Some exhibits may be inaccessible due to construction during your visit. Stay updated on construction plans and new exhibit openings here.

General admission includes access to Nauticus exhibits, daily programs and a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin.


Ages 13-55



Ages 62+



Ages 4-12



Ages 0-3

Free, but a reserved ticket is required. Beginning July 1, 2023, only ages 0-2 will receive free admission.

There are many programs offered daily for visitors to enhance your experience, please find a full list here: Daily Programs.


Member Admission

Members receive FREE admission year round! Not a member? Sign up today!


Military Discount

Active Duty Military receive $3.00 off of general admission.

Offers only valid at front desk with valid ID.


Group Rates

Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.


Snap EBT/Medicaid

Admission is $3.00 per person, up to four people in party. Offers only valid at front desk with SNAP EBT/VA Medicaid card with valid photo ID. Special events not included.


Teacher Discount

Virginia and North Carolina licensed teachers may bring their valid ID to the Nauticus admissions desk for one (1) free adult admission into Nauticus & the Battleship Wisconsin.

Guided Tours

Take a deeper look into the Battleship Wisconsin with a guided-tour! Our experts will show you areas not open to the public and share the stories of the WisKy. Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour. Limited spaces are available and there are multiple tours each day. Tours can be purchased online or at the Front Admissions Desk.


Explore the areas of Battleship Wisconsin with a historical interpreter and learn how the Battleship was commanded and would fight in the control areas of the ship including the Captain’s Cabin, Pilot House, and Combat Engagement Center.

Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour. 90 Minutes Long.


This fascinating tour takes visitors seven “decks” (aka floors) down in the depths of the Battleship Wisconsin, where they’ll learn exactly what was required to power this massive City at Sea. See up close, never-before-open-to-the-public engine room spaces aboard the Battleship Wisconsin

Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour. 60 Minutes Long.

nauticus News

What’s New

March 13, 2023
Start Your Weekend Early At Nauticus After Dark: Game Changers

An Exclusive 21+ Event to Explore Nauticus’ Newest Exhibit Norfolk, VA. – On Thursday, March 23rd from 6 PM to 9 PM, grab your friends and join Nauticus for Nauticus After Dark, an evening event series…

February 28, 2023
Get Your Game On With A Visit To Nauticus' Traveling Exhibit, Game Changers

The Game Changers experience has something for everyone! Visitors can play Pac-Man, Sonic, and Super Mario at Nauticus as well as learn about the art and science of video games! Game Changers, which traveled to Downtown…

February 21, 2023
Nauticus to Honor African American Scientists and Inventors During Black History Month

Reduced admission to $7.57 on Saturday, February 25 Norfolk, Va. — Nauticus’ Black History Month celebration focuses on the African American Scientists and Inventors that…

February 13, 2023
Nauticus Announces $21.5 Million Capital Campaign to Support Transformation of Exhibits & Programs

State-of-the-art exhibits and an entirely new visitor experience will open in phases throughout 2023 and 2024. Norfolk, Va.– Nauticus’ President & CEO, Stephen Kirkland, announced today…

January 11, 2023
Are You Ready to Level Up? Nauticus to Explore the Art & Science of Video Games

Visitors will test their skills and explore over 120 of the most influential video game s. Norfolk, VA.– On Saturday, January 28, Nauticus’ 6500 square foot exhibit gallery will be…

December 8, 2022
Waterfront Parade Ushers in Holiday Season This Weekend 

 Lighted Sailboat Parade anchored by Sail Nauticus Academy students  Norfolk, Va. (December 8, 2022) — The Elizabeth River will look much brighter this Saturday evening as the Sail Nauticus Academy students take the helm for a…

December 1, 2022
Cruise Giveaway Celebrates Carnival Partnership

Free cruise for two awaits one lucky WinterFest on the Wisconsin guest. Norfolk, Va. (Dec.1, 2022)— To celebrate the recent announcement that the Carnival Magic  will sail from Norfolk for six months in 2023, Nauticus and Carnival Cruise Line…

November 14, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line today announced it will more than double the fun and the cruises it offers from Norfolk, Virginia, in 2023, and extend sailings to a consecutive…

October 5, 2022
New Holiday Marina Experience Highlights WinterFest on the Wisconsin

Tickets on sale NOW for the area’s largest waterfront light show! Norfolk, Va. (Oct. 5, 2022) — More than 1 million lights and the all-new Mistletoe Marina  will usher in the holiday season…

October 5, 2022
Welcome Home Sailors: Battleship Wisconsin Holds Biannual Reunion

By: Megan Roche For many, stepping aboard her decks again is a tearjerking moment. The Battleship Wisconsin  hosted her crew well during World War II, the Korean War, and the Gulf War, and many of her former…

August 1, 2022
Nauticus To Host Inaugural SailFest

New event to raise funds and awareness for Sail Nauticus. Norfolk, Va. (July 28, 2022) – Nauticus announces the launch of the first-ever SailFest  to celebrate their signature program, Sail Nauticus. On September 24, 2022, the…

July 28, 2022
The Past, Present and Future of Drones

By: Megan Roche  With Drones: Is the Sky the Limit now open, what better time to learn about these small but powerful fascinating machines. Military Strategy  There are many names for drones, some of which include Remotely Piloted Vehicle…

July 21, 2022
Nauticus Welcomes First Ever Director of Education and Community Engagement

Nate Sandel brings to Nauticus more than a decade of experience in STEM education. Norfolk, Va. (July 21, 2022) – After a nationwide search, Nauticus is delighted to announce the hiring of Nate Sandel as the Director…

July 5, 2022
YELLOWHAB Students Experience Land and Sea Learning at Nauticus

By Allie Wood Climbing aboard the sailboat, a student put a hand over their eyes and peered into the sky. How many of his classmates would it take to reach the top of the rainbow sailboat? The students at Pharrell William’s…

July 5, 2022
Get Hooked on Fish at Shark Awareness Day!

By Allie Wood In the corner of your eye, you catch a dark shadow dart by your boat or feel a cool, slimy sensation on your ankle as you wade in our coastal waters. What fish lie in the depths of the Chesapeake Bay?  Did you know, according to the…