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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Nauticus more then just a museum

Numerous attraction to see and do inside the museum. Movies, hands on displays and a great gift... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Nice museum to visit

The museum is very nice and interesting. We didn't get to go on the deck due to an upcoming storm... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Numerous attraction to see and do inside the museum. Movies, hands on displays and a great gift shop. Also the greatest reason to go U.S.S. WISCONSIN BATTLESHIP. A wonder untoo itself. Make sure to include the special tour in your ticket.

Thank Beemer54
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is very nice and interesting. We didn't get to go on the deck due to an upcoming storm. If you are in the area, good place to check out. They even have a cafe on the first floor but it can develop a...More

Thank TWParks
Reviewed 4 days ago

Of the four adults in our group, one was retired military, so in this museum we got an extra level of insight into our US Naval history. Terrific displays, maps, timelines and artifacts. After Nauticus we walked down the harbor to a nearby seafront restaurant....More

Thank QueenOfComfort
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't actually have time to visit the museum. We did a quick walk-through on our way to the Wisconsin but time would not allow us to stop and see any of the exhibits. They looked to be good, especially for the kids. We hated...More

Thank 1966Airstream
Reviewed 5 days ago

After our tour of the Wisconsin (located on the same site) we spent some time touring the nautical and fish exhibits. We found it interesting and observed many young children interacting with the live exhibits. The staff were friendly and informative.

Thank 731johno
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

stayed overnight on the Battleship Wisconsin, the 3 of.us, & had a great time. The team is so friendly & give really interesting tours both in the evening & the following morning. We made a seabot & had a competition, saw "The Last Battleship", which...More

Thank Milan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nauticus is extremely well laid out and to take even a couple hours, you will be rushing along to see the entire layout. The museum folks have done a nice job with the displays, and the written narration of the history of the US...More

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. Our 17 and 15 year old grandsons had a great time. It hard to find something that teen boys enjoy but this was really enjoyed by all.

Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the grandkids on this trip. It was very good and they enjoyed it, especially the 3D movie. Lots of kids activities.

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please go, fantastic, not too large, but the scale model of USS America CVA-66 (depicted as built) in I believe 1:72 scale is stunning. Next door to Nauticus is BB-64 USS Wisconsin, a massive battleship that served from WWII to 1980'sand add to this the...More

1  Thank zebede65
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Amy L
Is there parking at the Nauticus?
10 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusMarketing | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More
How much does it cost to tour the Nauticus National Maritime Center?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
We did the $16 ticket, which had the self-tour of Wisconsin..we were so impressed that we put a couple of fives into the donation barrel halfway through. Nauticus is amazing, and the battleship had some docents who took time... More
Beth L
Can you bring a lunch in? Thank you.
16 February 2015|
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Response from kenandkarenr | Reviewed this property |
a post script! the parking garage is directly across the street. the people from eliz city must have had not been wathing, got both comments wrong!