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Nauticus

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Address: 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
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+1 757-664-1000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive...

Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.

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Everyone had a great time.

The whole family enjoyed our trip. There was a lot to see and the kids especially enjoyed all the interactive stations located throughout the building. Not to mention getting to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tammy B
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole family enjoyed our trip. There was a lot to see and the kids especially enjoyed all the interactive stations located throughout the building. Not to mention getting to tour the ship outside.

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Thank Tammy B
LaPorte,IN
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I, Son, daughter iin law and 2 year old granddaughter visited nauticus. We all found something we enjoyed.. My granddaughter enjoyed the fishing area and the boat races. My son and husband really enjoyed touring the Wisconsin battleship. My son, who is an officer stationed on a sub, was amazed at all the space that officers on... More 

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Oskaloosa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of the Battleship Wisconsin is amazing in itself, to have the chance to see it and walk around was incredible. We took the tour of one of the four engine rooms and I was thoroughly impressed. The tour guides were knowledgeable and were able to answer most of the questions we had. You can also explore a great... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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157 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My reviews are usually first-hand; this one is the exception, as I dropped off the family and went around the block(s) multiple times while looking for parking. So, here is what my 11 y.o. has to say about the Nauticus: it is a nice museum, but tends to become slightly boring after a short while as there is too much... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is interesting for adults with or without kids. Learn something new. Explore the battleship as well.

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Thank Taken2014
Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 20 December, 2017, I visited the Nauticus museum for the second time but the highlight of this visit was the engine room tour. Our guide was Chipper, a former Navy engineer, he is very knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions. I've always had an interest in machinery and how things work. One of the things I liked were... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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170 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

"UNIQUE" in many respects, this is a great place to enjoy a full day of exciting things to do and see. Nauticus is a venue for learning the complexity of the marine world, Naval ships and Merchant vessels that ply the worlds oceans. Many of the exhibits are designed to be 'interactive' for both adults and youngsters alike, although I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great visit for children and adults. A lot of hands on for kids and interesting history for the adults.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I purchased 4 adult and 3 children discounted tickets from the local newspaper which did not include the guided tour of the Wisconsin. City parking was directly across the street and fairly priced. Well designed building and the ship is impressive. The interior of the building was very clean and thankfully warm since it was in the low 40's and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My son and I toured the Wisconsin on our own then went back and took the Command and Control tour. it was GREAT! The tour guides had great back stories to tell and made my 10 year-old son feel very special by letting him sit in the Captains chairs. The museum is a great family place to visit, but the... More 

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