Nauticus combines the Chesapeake Bay's remarkable naval heritage with exciting interactive exhibits exploring the power of the sea. It features hands-on exhibits including computer and video interactives, films on a giant screen, exotic aquaria, shark touching, and national-caliber traveling exhibits.
Adjacent to Nauticus is the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audio tour that takes visitors back in time to experience this majestic ship. Within Nauticus, travel through two centuries of naval history at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, as seen through the eyes of the sailor in and around the great harbor of Hampton Roads. Nauticus is also home to The Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, a NOAA environmental resource center, and the Victory Rover, which offers cruises of the Seaport.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rest of the Year
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Battleship closes 15 min. before posted tim
(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)
White Ticket - Nauticus Admission, Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour, 3D Movies
Gold Ticket - Nauticus Admission, Guided Interior Tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour (See below), 3D Movies
Nauticus includes permanent and traveling exhibits, films, educational programs, science camps, and the opportunity to pair your admission with an audio tour of the Battleship Wisconsin.
Tours include guided engine room tour, self-guided tours and the combo ticket includes a 2 Hour Naval Base Cruise aboard the Victory Rover as well as general admission (white ticket) to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin.
Nauticus has a three floor exhibit building, with 350 seat theater; Battleship Wisconsin, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and nearby Tugboat Museum.
There is wheelchair accessibility throughout the building and on board the main deck of the Battleship Wisconsin, five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces, wheelchairs for guests available on a first-come, first-served basis, handicapped-reserved spaces in the Nauticus Theater and in Design Chamber: Battleship X. Exhibit and movie scripts (check out at Guest Relations), closed-captioned exhibits throughout the building.
Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, our guided Topside Tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II.