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Hours & Tickets

Pardon Our Dust: Some exhibits may be inaccessible due to construction during your visit. Thank you for understanding.

Please note, a portion of Nauticus’ third floor exhibit space is under construction. There are many programs offered daily for visitors to enhance your experience, please find a full list here: Daily Programs

Guests receive admission to Nauticus AND a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin.

Beginning November 8, 2022 – January 2, 2023, Nauticus will close at 4pm to prepare for WinterFest on the Wisconsin.

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please call for other holiday hours. Closing procedures for the Battleship Wisconsin begin 15 minutes before close and the ship will be closed in the event of inclement weather.


Ages 13-55



Ages 55+



Ages 4-12



Ages 0-3

Free, but a reserved ticket is required.


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

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 community is invited to…

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…

June 29, 2022
Nauticus Joins Museums for All's Access Program Initiative

By Allie Wood Access to Nauticus’ engaging STEM to STERN education programs, exhibits and the historic Battleship Wisconsin will become more affordable for people of all backgrounds, as the museum has joined the signature access…

June 17, 2022
Flagship Sailing Academy Celebrates Graduating 2022 Class  

By Allie Wood Looking out onto the crowd, Sail Nauticus Instructor Dylan Guill reflected on his first year as the Academy’s coordinator last Saturday during the graduation ceremony. Fifty students and their family gathered in Sail…

June 16, 2022
High-Flying Exhibit Lands at Nauticus Father's Day Weekend

Plus! Battleship  Wisconsin to host a unique golf experience. Norfolk, Va. (June 16, 2022) – Perhaps no other emerging technology has captured the public’s imagination quite like unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as…

June 2, 2022
Have a "Round" at Nauticus' Battlechip and Sip

Make Father’s Day memorable at a unique waterfront golfing experience. Norfolk, Va. (June 1, 2022) – For the first time in the history of Nauticus, guests will have the opportunity to drive biodegradable golf balls off the historic…

May 31, 2022
Start on Success Program Helps Prepare Norfolk Students for Life Beyond the Classroom

By Megan Roche You’ve seen them around the Nauticus campus: taking tickets, greeting guests, teaching educational programs, and stocking the gift shop. Norfolk’s Public Schools’ Start on Success…

May 12, 2022
Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday

Carnival resumes operations with 4,000-passenger vessel Photo Credit: GLF Investments Norfolk, Va. (May 12, 2022) — Mid-Atlantic cruisers will have their first chance to sail from Norfolk since 2019 as the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic…