Admissions Information

battleship-comes-to-lifeNauticus Hours:

Memorial Day – Labor Day: Open Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rest of the year: Closed Mondays, Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Nauticus admission now includes access to selected interior areas of the Battleship Wisconsin (see White Ticket below) as well as the new exhibit For All Those in Uniform Who Have Served. Admission fees help preserve and maintain the battleship for future generations.

GOLD TICKET – BEST VALUE!

Members: $20
Adults: $35.95
Children (Ages 4-12): $31.50
Children (Ages 3 and under): Free (Children must be 8 years old for interior tours of the Battleship Wisconsin.)
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $32.95

Includes:
  • Nauticus Admission
  • Guided Interior Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • 3D Movies

WHITE TICKET

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95
Children (Ages 4-12): $11.50
Children (Ages 3 and under): Free
Seniors (Age 55 and up) and AAA Adults: $14.95
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $12.95

Includes
  • Nauticus Admission
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • 3D Movies

Packages

Nauticus/Victory Rover Combo

Enjoy a day of maritime fun with admission to Nauticus and a two hour Naval Base cruise aboard the Victory Rover. Available March through December. For dates and more information, contact Victory Rover at (757) 627-7406 or visit navalbasecruises.com. Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Rover Ticket Window at Nauticus.

Directions to Nauticus

Click here for personal driving directions to Nauticus!

From the North or Northwest (Williamsburg/Richmond)

  • Take I-64 East
  • Exit onto 264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left

 

From the South or Southwest

  • Take I-64 West
  • Exit onto 264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left

 

From the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

  • Take I-264 West towards Downtown Norfolk
  • Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9)
  • Nauticus is 4 lights down on the left

Parking

Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages.

Five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces
(Handicapped parking is unavailable on cruise ship days.)

For all parking garages in Downtown Norfolk, visit this interactive Map

Dining

Dockside-Cafe-LogoDockside Cafe

Dockside Cafe offers a salad bar, chicken wing bar and other tasty food.

Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the Menu.

Other Amenities
  • Change machine
  • Baby changing stations in restrooms
  • Lockers
  • Public phones
  • Vending machines
  • Umbrella covered outdoor dining area

IMG_7039Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessibility throughout the building and on board the main deck of the Battleship Wisconsin
  • Five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces
    (Handicapped parking is unavailable on cruise ship days.)
  • Wheelchairs for guests available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • 2 elevators with second and third floor access
  • Handicapped-reserved spaces in the Nauticus Theater.
  • Exhibit and movie scripts are available upon request. (check out at the admissions desk)
  • Assisted listening devices available upon request in Nauticus theater. (Please let the theater staff know prior to show starting that you will require the ALD.)
  • Sign Language interpreters can be provided with a minimum of two-weeks notice. Please call The Director of Visitor Operations a 757-664-1019 to place a request or the Group Sales Manager at 757-664-1021 for a group visit of 15 or more people.
  • TTY phone available for use at the Admissions desk
  • Closed-captioned exhibits throughout the building

Mission Statement

NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.