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Pardon Our Dust! Select exhibit galleries are currently closed to the public as we renovate the building as part of the Reimagine Nauticus campaign. Stay updated on the Reimagine Nauticus construction plans and new exhibit openings here.

Admission Prices


Ages 13+



Ages 3-12



Ages 0-2

Free, but a reserved ticket is required.

Enjoy FREE unlimited admission every day as a Nauticus member!


Member Admission

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


Military Discount

Nauticus offers a military discount of $3.00 off to active duty service members.


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.

VIP Battleship experience

Experience an exclusive guided tour hosted by our Battleship Operations Manager (& Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran of the Wisconsin), Keith Nitka, as he takes you on an in-depth exploration of the Wisconsin touring spaces not accessible on any other tour.

This experience is $80 per person and that price includes general admission to Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin. 80 Minutes Long.

Charitable Donations

Nauticus is pleased to support our local community by considering all charitable donation requests from qualified nonprofit organizations in the Hampton Roads area. To learn more or to apply, please click here.

nauticus News

What’s New

June 17, 2024
Nauticus to Host EdTalk in Honor of Juneteenth with Author David Wright Faladé

A book discussion and signing featuring Black Cloud Rising, a novel on local hero, Sgt. Richard Etheridge Norfolk, Va. – Nauticus will host an EdTalk on Juneteenth featuring esteemed author, David Wright Faladé…

May 30, 2024
First-Ever Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert Held Aboard Historic Battleship Wisconsin

Nauticus to Honor Singer-Songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, with Live Band on Father’s Day Weekend Norfolk, Va. – Nauticus is headed to “Margaritaville” this summer with their new event, Fins on the Fantail…

May 29, 2024
Nauticus Celebrates 10 Year Partnership with Norfolk Public Schools’ Start on Success (SOS) Program

For a decade now, Norfolk Public Schools and Nauticus have been proud partners in pioneering the groundbreaking internship program, Start on Success. This program is tailored for local students…

May 15, 2024
Nauticus to Host Bestselling Authors of Next Tom Clancy Novel for Upcoming EdTalk

Andrews & Wilson to offer book discussion and signing on the night of their publishing date. Norfolk, Va. – Nauticus will host an EdTalk featuring bestselling authors and Navy veterans, Brian Andrews and…

May 2, 2024
FREE Teacher Admission To Nauticus For Appreciation Week

Plus Teacher Discounts Available at Nauticus Gift Shop and The Norfolk Grille Norfolk, Va. – To show their gratitude to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, Nauticus will be offering complimentary admission to Nauticus & the…

March 20, 2024
Nauticus After Dark Is Back to Kick Off the March Madness Tournament

Explore Nauticus After Hours at this 21+ Slam Dunk Event Norfolk, Va. – Nauticus has gone MAD for March Madness! The community is invited to join Nauticus at their first “Nauticus After Dark” event of the year…

March 14, 2024
Nauticus to Honor Women in Maritime during Women’s History Month

Reduced admission to $12 on Saturday, March 16th  Norfolk, Va. — Nauticus’ Women’s History Month celebration focuses on women that have made remarkable contributions to the maritime industry. A variety…

February 13, 2024
Nauticus to Honor Norfolk Native, William Roscoe Davis, In Celebration of Black History Month 

Esteemed Speakers from local HBCU’s featured in Free “EdTalk” Lecture Series Norfolk, Va. (February 13, 2024) – In celebration of Black History Month, Nauticus invites the community to join…

January 25, 2024
Nauticus Connects Students to Maritime Jobs with New Program

More than 1,500 students participate in first-of-its-kind STEM to STERN initiative. Norfolk, Va.— Title 1 schools in Norfolk and Hampton will be among the first to participate in Nauticus’ newly-created program that introduces…

November 14, 2023
First-Ever Community Night at WinterFest on the Wisconsin

60% Admission Reduction Coincides with Grand Illumination Parade. Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 14, 2023) — Hampton Roads’ newest holiday tradition, WinterFest on the Wisconsin , is inviting the 757 to come celebrate this Saturday…

November 9, 2023
Nauticus’ WinterFest Features New Experiences, Entertainment, Illuminations

Battleship-Focused Holiday Festival Opens Veteran’s Day Weekend Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 9, 2023) — New experiences await visitors this season as Nauticus reimagines its popular holiday festival, WinterFest on…

October 25, 2023
WinterFest Premieres Tree Forest Display Built by Local Students

Nauticus teams with Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Tidewater Tech for new winterscape design . Norfolk, Va. (October 25, 2023) — A forest of beautiful, snow-covered trees will enchant guests…

October 18, 2023
Nauticus After Dark: Mystery at the Museum

Experience this Mysterious Evening with Nauticus at this 21+ Only Event Norfolk, Va. – Grab your friends and help solve the mystery at Nauticus on Thursday, October 19th. With a special after-hours event for adults 21+ only…

October 12, 2023
Schooner Virginia Brings First Place Trophy Home to Norfolk

Nauticus Foundation Celebrates Schooner Virginia’s Victory in 34th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Norfolk, VA -- Nauticus is delighted to announce that the Schooner Virginia  had a triumphant return to Norfolk this…

October 10, 2023
Nauticus Foundation Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Amy Owens brings more than two decades of experience in financial leadership . Norfolk, Va. (October 10, 2023) – After a nationwide search, Nauticus is delighted to announce the hiring of Amy Owens, Chief Financial…