Daily Schedule

MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY

PLEASE NOTE: Nauticus admission now includes access to the Battleship Wisconsin Wardroom, Officer's Country, the chapel, dentist's office and more.

Admission fees help preserve and maintain the battleship for future generations.

Because events are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm. For additional information, call (757) 664-1000. Events are included in Nauticus admission unless otherwise noted.
Nauticus 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.

Ship closing procedure begins 15 minutes before posted closing time.

Shark Lab & Horseshoe Crab Cove: Open all day
How many eyes does a horseshoe crab have? What does a shark's skin feel like? Get to know some of our animal residents through a guided discussion of their habits and habitats. Then, stick around for a touch experience.

Shark Touch: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Yes, you can touch a real, live shark!!! (Touching permitted pending animal safety and cooperation.)

Signal Flags: 10:45 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Join us onboard the Battleship Wisconsin for this interactive and engaging program. Learn how ships communicated at sea and try your hand at raising and lowering these coded messages.
(An educator will meet you at the quarterdeck and escort you to your program. Programs start promptly at the indicated time, however, if you're running late just ask a member of the Battleship Crew for directions.)

ROV Workshop: 2 p.m.
Head to the 3rd floor Seabots Design Lab for this workshop. Nauticus educators provide supplies for you to design and build your own underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle. But the fun doesn't end there. Next you can test your design in our ROV tank. This is a great teamwork activity for families and groups.

Great Guns of Fire: 12 p.m.
Head out to the Battleship to discover what it takes to launch a 1900-2700 pound projectile 26 miles. We'll tell you all about it and give you the chance to try it out for yourselves, using a model of course.
(An educator will meet you at the quarterdeck and escort you to your program. Programs start promptly at the indicated time, however, if you're running late just ask a member of the Battleship Crew for directions.)

Science on a Sphere: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Take a journey around the world without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of the 3rd floor. A Nauticus educator guides you on an exploration of earth science events around the globe. See a hurricane form and travel across the Atlantic Ocean, observe whale migration patterns and compare the size of earth to other planets in our solar system all without leaving your seat.

Fire Suppression: 1 p.m.
Fighting fires is never easy. Now imagine that you are out at sea and the fire is on your ship. How did the crew fight fires onboard the Wisconsin? Well, it depends on what kind of fire it was. Learn about the different kinds of fires and how each one was fought and contained in this exciting, interactive Battleship program. (An educator will meet you at the quarterdeck and escort you to the program. Programs start promptly at the indicated time, however, if you're running late just ask a member of the Battleship Crew for directions.)

Water Works: 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
We use water every day. In the Hampton Roads area of Virginia water is all around us. This program, located on the 3rd floor of Nauticus, explores some of the fascinating properties of water. Perform experiments under the guidance of a Nauticus educator to learn about one of the most abundant, vital molecules.

3D MOVIES: NAUTICUS THEATER: 3RD FLOOR

Great White Shark: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, Great White Shark explores this mysterious creature's place in our imaginations as well as in our fears. (40 minutes)

Rescue: 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Watch emergency response teams jump into action during real-world disasters. See what it takes to supply those in need with vital resources. (46 minutes)



Battleship Wisconsin Guided Tours - Command & Control (Recommended for ages 8 and up.)
11 a.m. , 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Requires purchase of a Gold Ticket.
Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the Captain's cabin, Admiral's cabin, Combat Engagement Center, Flag Bridge, navigation Bridge and Quartermaster's space. This 90 minute tour involves climbing up to 4 decks and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.